The framing option for this RUN includes a 1 inch black wood frame with UV-Glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.
"This piece was presented for a show called “White Dragon” in 2012. It was the first show I did after the Tohoku earthquake that hit Japan in 2011. I created pieces with my positive message for the tragedy and the White Dragon was the title piece.
The rising dragon is a symbol of uprising energy and good luck. Also, white dragons are considered a god of nature or water. Japan is a country of islands that are surrounded by water. We live with water and water creatures and they have been damaged by the tsunami and earthquake. This piece is my wish for them to rise back up and bring back the healthy nature of my home country again." - Yumiko Kayukawa
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Yumiko Kayukawa grew up in the small town of Naie in Hokkaido, Japan. In these pristine, natural surroundings, she found her love of animals and nature which later became an important theme of her work. As she grew up, Yumiko drew inspirations from American pop culture such as Rock & Roll, film and fashion. These influences are fused with modern and traditional Japanese motifs to create her unique style.
Yumiko’s debut as an artist was with a Manga feature when she was just 16. She later attended and graduated from Bisen Art School in Sapporo, Japan. She currently lives in Seattle, Washington. Yumiko has had recent solo exhibitions at The Shooting Gallery, La Luz de Jesus, Joshua Liner, and M Modern to name a few.
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