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'Germinations' was born from my research into ancient Japanese art techniques and my exploration with sumanigashi, the ink on rice paper elements you see in this collection. The practise of creating sumanigashi is one of meditation and precise effort. It is attempted to make concentric circles with little disturbance in the pattern by controlling movement, breath and awareness. As these pieces attest, it is a difficult task, as you can see the effects of breath, water temperature and disturbances of all kinds on the ink. This then, prompted my desire to create a series which speaks to the chaos and the disturbances of man-made and natural sources. Enjoy!

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