Thursday 12 April 2007
Kako Ueda - paper cuts
'octopus' hand cut paper 2003
Wondering what to do this Saturday?
If you live near Brooklyn and love paper cuts then wonder no more. Head to Brooklyn Botanic Garden between 1-3pm for the official opening reception of 'Hana to Mushi: Flowers and Insects' featuring the outstanding work of Japanese papercut artist Kako Ueda as and prints by April Vollmer.
Kako Ueda 'tree of life' detail, hand cut paper 2005
The show is on until May 6th but further show dates and venues can be found on Kako's website, which you should visit anyway as it is filled with wonders. I particularly love the greenish head, so nice to see such use of colour in this kind of paper work. Alas an ocean prevents me attending but she said she'd love to see some of you there, so do let me know if you attend, and tell her Cally says hi!
I seems so normal to me that I forgot to say in that last email that my mum works in this castle and lives 5 mins away from this tower! So you see, you're images of green and castled land are still true in certain places :0) Speising's Scotland 2006 Flickr set shows the Scotland that exists away from the cars and traffic (or sometimes right beside them) so there's lots to see if you come, like highland cows, there are some 10mins drive from my house, I LOVE them. Have fun on Saturday.