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SHINGO HONDA 1996

 

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

 

 

I want to say that this is my reality, this is the point:

 

Everything changes, always. Nothing is stable.

 

This is my body's sweat experience and inside mind/heart experience also.

 

If I paint a flower, to express its essence, I must express it's instability -- then I can experience the painting as reality.

 

Any image in two dimensions, whether a painting or a photograph, is stubborn, like a donkey, pretending to be permanent. But it's not.

 

When the image is expressed in three dimensions, the material insists on independence because it takes a shape. I gave some of my three dimensional flowers a two dimensional image, and left others half formed, to remind them of their instability.

 

But even the word instability is unstable -- it's not about frailty. It's about a kind of limitlessness.

 

-Shingo Honda, 1997

 


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