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Comments above & below by Edmund Capon AM OBE (1940 – 2019) and the artist
@ Maio Motoko Extraordinary Perspectives 2016, Sofitel Melbourne
FOLDING & UNFOLDING
On her signature work
I was greatly encouraged and overwhelmed with the artistic and creative possibilities of the form of the Japanese screen.
Now one could be forgiven for saying well, that is all a bit over the top - this almost spiritual eulogising of the humble, or not so humble after all, folding screen, but I can see the artist’s feelings here – sense of the screen being a metaphor for a culture and at the same time a kind of metaphor for a life – the folding and unfolding, the revelation and the retreat, the opening and the closing, the process and then the stillness.
Remarks by Edmund Capon AO OBE
18 January 2017
Speech given at The Sofitel on Collins, Melbourne
View On A Wall
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