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年代 : 令和4年
サイズ : 55 × 40 cm(シートサイズ)
限定 : 2/10
技法 : 木版画
詳細 : 額付価格
額装 : 木製額

2020 武蔵野美術大学造形学部油絵学科版画コース 卒業

「AYAKASHI妖精×妖怪」(松坂屋上野店 7F 美術画廊)
文房堂ギャラリー グループ展
弘重ギャラリー グループ展
「いい芽ふくら芽2020」(松坂屋名古屋店 ヤングアーティスト公募展)

岩手県遠野市にある「乳神様」と呼ばれる遺産と、それを抱く大きなウッコ(イチイ)の木をモチーフに制作した作品です。昔、東北地方は飢饉も多く、貧しい地でした。この地に住む女性達はその栄養状態の悪さから、子に恵まれなかったり、母乳が出ないことに思い悩み、乳神様に祈願したと言われています。ウッコの木には、乳房に見立てた紅白の布の玉がいくつも吊るされており、初めてこの場所に訪れた時、巨大なウッコの木と紅白の色が醸し出す不思議な空間に目を奪われました。 この作品は、そんな乳神様に訪れた女性の祈りの声にそっと耳を傾ける、ウッコの精霊或いはその土地に住まう妖(あやかし)の姿をイメージして制作しました。乳神様の遺産は市内から少し離れた山道に近い所にある為、せめて訪れた女性達が道に迷わないよう、柔らかな光で照らし、見守っている。そんな存在です。


Title: Light of Guidance
Artist: KOHARA Shiori
Date: 2022
Size: 55 × 40 cm (Sheet size)
Edition: 2/10
Technique: Woodblock print
Detail: With a frame
Frame: Wooden frame

2020 Graduated from Musashino Art University, College of Art and Design, Department of Painting, Printmaking Course

2023 Three person show (Gallery Hiro)
     AYAKASHI妖精×妖怪 (Matsuzakaya Ueno 7F Art Gallery)
     版こもごも~版画三人展~ (Gallery nenohoshi)
2022 Story of Prayer (Gallery Soumei-do)
2021 KOWAII Exhibition XI (Arai Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo)
Bumpodo Gallery Group exhibition
2020 Hiroshige Gallery Group Exhibition
Matsuzakaya Nagoya Young Artists'
"いい芽ふくら芽 2020"
(Young Artists' Exhibition, Matsuzakaya Nagoya Store)

Artist Comment
This work is based on a ruin in Tono, Iwate Prefecture, known as the 'Chichigami-sama," a Milk God, and the giant yew tree that embraces it. Historically, the Tohoku region was a poor place with frequent famines. Women in the region prayed to the Milk God because they worried they were not blessed with children or could not produce enough breast milk due to poor nutrition. Many red and white cloth balls resembling breasts are hung from the yew trees at the site. When I first visited this place, I was fascinated by the mysterious space created by the huge yew tree and the red and white colors.I created this work in the image of the spirit of the yew tree that lives in the area, gently guarding prayers who visited there. The ruin of the Milk God is located far from the city and close to a mountain road. So it leads the women who visit the place with the soft light, so they do not lose their way.

Gallery Commentary
Iwate Prefecture, also known as the "Home of Folktales," is a land that retains many folk beliefs and legends. Kohara, who spent the childhood there, also heard many stories passed down from her grandparents.
Kohara’s artworks are a mixture of local folklore and beliefs, as well as memories of events she experienced. The artworks created from vague memories of what she saw, and they are like a thread of wishes for what might have been.
Having experienced the loss of a loved one, Kohara is searching for something warm between this world and the next.


古原 汐理 / 導きの灯

SKU: KS020-2
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