36 VIEWS OF JAPAN | GALLERY 1855 | TEA TREE GULLY | 2013

“I had always been intrigued by Japan and finally having spent a month travelling along the south coast ; pretty well following the trail of the famous Japanese printmaker Hokusai (1700’s) I felt compelled to visually record it. The land of contrasts from ancient traditions, buildings and artwork to the ultra modern and the whacky! the elaborate manhole covers, restaurant windows, zen gardens and thousands of red Tori gates snaking up the mountainside were visual images to capture. In this exhibition I also included photographs and a reflective room dedicated to Hiroshima and the Peace Park.

  • “At least you know what you’re getting.” Coloured Pencil. 510 x 610mm. 2013.
  • “Todaiji Temple, Nara, Japan.” 500 x 600mm. col pencil
  • “Sumo Wrestling, the Doyho with flags.” 650 x 800mm.
  • “Manhole Cover,4.” Graphite Pencil. 760 x 580mm 2013.
  • “Kumano Shrine,Shinjuku, Tokyo.” Coloured Pencil. 500 x 600mm. 2013.
  • “Guard House of Nijo Castle.” Pen and Ink Drawing. 620 x 800mm. 2013.
  • “Grounds of Ginkakui Temple, (Silver Temple) Kyoto. Japan.” Coloured Pencil. 650 x 800mm. 2013.
  • “Back Streets of Kyoto, Japan 1.” Brush and Ink Drawing. 840 x 680mm. 2013.