MIEKO HARA                                     
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Surrealism and abstract elements form the foundation of my work. I combine spontaneous gestures in paint with carefully arranged collage to emphasize depth of field and the relationship between microscopic and macroscopic forms.
Recently I was invited to exhibit with a ceramicist in Arizona whose work is contemporary but also makes use of the earthy Japanese ‘wabi-sabi’ sensibility. Wanting to complement this aesthetic, I imagined myself holding one of his tea cups, while sitting in a 16th century tea house complete with a small alcove containing a humble flower arrangement and a sumi-e scroll. In this instant, the Desert Calligraphy series was born.
The Atom and Valence series are its offspring. Without any preconceived notion or image, but with an improviser's mind, I set elements into play until I achieve a dynamic resolution in my compositions. My most recent series Felix and Jimbo are the result of imposing narrative frames on chance incidents of materials and process. 


FELIX

DESERT CALLIGRAPHY AND ATOM

VALENCE AND ROLLING STONES

ASTON/LUDWIG/EPSOM

EWINGAR

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