I need some green in my house, 2018
Synthetic polymer paint, lino cut, collagraph and relief prints, and matte varnish on papers on stretched linen
132 x 92cm
Photo: Carl Warner. Courtesy of the artist and Onespace Gallery.
The title for this work is a quote from one of my Youkobo residency questionnaires completed by a Tokyo resident. The full quote: ͞I have a big cactus, because I need some green in my house. I named it Saboko.͟This work is the last canvas I have completed so far in the Tokyo wild series. It has a pared back simplicity which reflects the interiors I saw in Japan. Here I have imagined the big cactus – Saboko –I didn͛t see it. This work incorporates some beautiful translucent handmade washi I purchased in Tokyo.