Friday, 15 July 2011

BLOGGIN.













Now to end my blogging from Japan. The next few weeks I will be traveling around the place with Jonathan, Tom and Lucy and we are definitely more dangerous than our names suggest. We are going to tear Nippon UP! Nah we will probably very politely trot around and maybe visit an island or two. I will of course have my camera and snap pretty much anything and everything, however I will not have the internet. So, prepare to be overloaded with posts on my return, however they will be coming from England. AH! I cant believe it is the end already. There have been many a moment I was a bit fed up - being completely isolated from all your friends and family for 4 months is a little bit of a strain, but Japan has become my second home and I am genuinely sad to be leaving. I have made some pretty snazzy new friends, Japanese and otherwise, and have thougherly enjoyed myself.


Now why is there some pretty COOL photos of my in a loo? Bought this (straight-out-of-the-90s-and-onto-my-back) Fils cropped shirt for 30¥, thats 21p. Also bought a complete navy woolen skirt suit with navy short sleeve shirt to match for 100¥, 70p. See, how can you not love it here?

PEACE OUT JAPAN. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx







Thursday, 14 July 2011

PROPOSAL.








































Now although I hold our exhibition EXCHANGE in rather high regard, I am also pretty excited for the sister show in the second half of the gallery, PROPOSAL of second year painting students. Here are a few of my most favorite pieces.









Wednesday, 13 July 2011

NICE RICE.










As I have mentioned before, instead of having twee gardens, the Japanese have strips of land which they farm for themselves. Like allotments but longer and thinner. These most of them are used for rice. The rice shoots were tiny at the beginning of our stay but now look at them! A field of green.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

SUMO.














video

Yeah thats right we went to a Sumo tournament and it was amazing. I do have a video of the actual fights - although they only last 40 seconds, my computer deems this too long and wont upload them. Ill have to just re-enact them for you when I`m back on English soil.



Monday, 11 July 2011

SOMETHING, LIKE NOTHING, CAN HAPPEN ANYWHERE.










My work was on this giant wall so I had to fill it up with LOADS of prints. I think I jammed them in quite well.. Over by the window is Sheldon Stansfield`s beautiful cups and box. I think the two sets of work looked pretty damn swish next to each other! Also the massive glass wall on that side of the gallery is my favorite part of the building I think. The green of the trees made for a nice comparison for my hanging baskets.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

CUTS.




























This is my other piece, some vinyl cut out and stuck up on the window at the front of the gallery. That window is 5m sq. and very high up. I had to be on the top step of the biggest ladder. A little before and after pic.