Karappo (Empty)

Size: 27 1/2" x 37 1/2"

 

Date: 2007

 

Price: $4,500

 

About Krappo (Empty)

 

Hiromi says, “Using the technique of Origami and Japanese “Washi” papers with calligraphy inks, I interpret my inspirations into contemporary new works. Often informing my designs is the Japanese tradition of making ‘1000 cranes’ as a symbol to wish for happiness, good luck and peace. Each art work is infused with a specific message, indicated by its title in Japanese(translated into English). Making my artwork is my joy – since I began making Happy Birds I am very happy!”

 

Hiromi's "Krappo (Empty)" incorporates all of the design elements explained above. It suggests that the nature of "emptiness" is not the void but, rather, more in keeping with  Wallace Stevens' lines from "The Snow Man":

 

For the listener, who listens in the snow,

And, nothing himself, beholds

Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.