The Arrangement- Sepia ink continuous line on water-dyed paper.
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"The Arrangement" is about design. When on exchange in Japan as a school girl, Rikki was invited to take part in an Ikebana class. Ikebana is the art form of traditional Japanese flower arrangement. Rikki found such insight from the practice and took ikebana as a metaphor for life. To be conscious with how we arrange our lives, to not fear trial and error and to know that not everyone will arrange their lives the same.
The Significance of the Alchemy Series.
Contemplate, forms part of Rikki's series Alchemy. In a fast season of life, Rikki's quest for peace became a priority and she felt an intense need to slow, pause and recalibrate.
During the creation of the series, a memory of one of Rikki's most peaceful moments was regularly flooding back to her. 2007, as an exchange student in Japan, sitting on the banks of a perfectly still lake surrounded by mountains. That moment although 14 years ago, was unforgettably grounded, an awe filled moment of pure presence. Rikki's series is a creative documentation of her transition to integrating more of that feeling back into her every day. Heavily inspired by tranquility, quality, peacefulness and Japanese culture, this series has a presence of its own.
Inspired by various hand dying processes in the Japanese culture, for these artwork Rikki first soaked the paper in sepia ink, before using a water dying technique. Rikki poured small amounts of purified water over the inked paper, allowing the water and ink to organically interact to form marks on the paper similar to that of a shibori tye-dye. From here rikki used the same seipa ink to paint her continuous lines.
Dimensions: Unframed 570mm X 385mm || Framed 730mm X 545mm.
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