“The Forests in the Little Box” Artist : hijiri (June 4 to August 27, 2022) at Speedy Gallery
I’ll be doing a fabulous handmade box art pop-up!
“The Forests in the Little Box”.
Artist : hijiri
Term : June 4 to August 27, 2022 (Tues -Sat 10am-6pm)
Venue: Speedy Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, CA, 90404
(B5B in Bergamot Station Arts Center)
In 2020, the beginning of the pandemic, I began to paint my own forest on the wall of my old house, remembering the trees I had seen in the past and my imagination, In 2020 the beginning of pandemic, I began to paint my own forest on the wall of my old house, remembering the trees I had seen in the past and my imagination, because of the hopelessness caused by the growing fear for the pandemic and the difficulty of going out alone due to my chronic illness, which was progressing rapidly. At the same time, I started painting my own little imaginary forest on a small wooden box that I could take with me to the hospital so that I could relax in my hospital room. hospital room. Since then, I have been painting mainly small forests on the surfaces and lids of wooden boxes.
One and only forest of trees that may never exist in this world, yet you might feel familiar, or maybe saw this in your imagination. The box is only the beginning of the story. I wish for you to be creative with the box, by hanging the painted box, or simply use it as a box to keep your treasure, or use it as a photo frame to keep your memory in the story. When you open the lid, inside you will find a small theater, a flower garden, or your own private forest. I hope you will enjoy filling the box with your imagination and embrace the moment.
I hope this box, one of a kind like you, will be with you until the end of your journey and together return to earth. - hijiri
1965 Born in Hokkaido, Japan
He began painting as a child under the influence of his father, who was an oil painter.
A small forest box, about
In 2020, around the time of the Corona Era, I started to paint my own forest on the wall of my old house, remembering trees I might have seen in the past and my imagination, out of a sense of hopelessness caused by the corona disaster with no clear future and the difficulty of going out alone due to my chronic illness that was progressing rapidly. Painting greenery on a daily basis has given me a great sense of peace and tranquility.
And at the same time, I started to paint my own little forest in a small wooden box that I could take with me to the hospital so that I could relax in my hospital room!
Since then, I have mainly painted small forests on the surfaces and lids of wooden boxes made of solid wood
The forest of trees, which is the only one in the world and will never exist in this world, and the tree that looks like this tree, which I may or may not have seen somewhere before… I hope you will enjoy it and hang this picture, use it as a box, put a picture of your loved ones in the space of the picture, etc.
When you open the lid, you will find yourself in your own private forest, a small theater in the forest, and a flower garden.
I would be even happier if the last of my own little forest, the only one of its kind in the world, would also decay together with its owner and eventually return to the earth together.