I’ve been working on and off on this project since 2013. It has had many iterations over the years, but now it is a wall installation, a metaphoric rainscape. I have recently constructed it in my studio, but I imagine in its permanent space that it would have a painted background or different color wall. The installation is constructed of paint stir sticks, cotton string, fishing weights, and gold leaf.
Published by Michele Kishita
Michele Kishita is a Philadelphia-based artist who is strongly influenced by the graphic stylizations and compressed spaces of Japanese ukiyo-e prints. Investigating the dialogue between the wooden surfaces on which she paints and the trees from which those panels were built, she looks at and uses the woodgrain to understand how a tree's experiences are indelibly written on its interior and is a historical account of the landscape from which the tree grew. Kishita’s paintings are in a number of private/corporate collections, including Toyota, Capital One, and Kaiser Permanente. She holds a BFA and an MFA in painting from the University of the Arts.