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Nesting - Kitsune by Stephanie Inagaki, Charcoal and washi paper, 2014


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Nesting-Kitsune by Stephanie Inagaki, charcoal and washi paper, 2014.
Frame measures 15.75 x 15.75 inches

Inspired by animals in Japanese mythology, Inagaki composes fox imagery with human anatomy as an allegory for birth and death, both physical and metaphysical, and the drive for perseverance and empowerment that results from such awareness.

“It is human nature to place certain meanings to objects, ideas, and moments in our lives in order to compartmentalize our histories and stories so that we continue living and moving forward. By contextualizing the female body, hair, feathers, and crows into surrealistic compositions, I am creating my own mythology through these corporeal re-imaginings. My body is the landscape where double self examinations occur through portraiture and self ruminations of the negative and positive aspects of hair and crows. Referencing traditional Japanese culture and mythology allows me to synthesize transformative moments into visual vignettes of change, growth, empowerment, and the cyclical nature of living as a human being.” -Stephanie Inagaki

This artwork is presented professionally framed using all archival materials.