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Artist Lynn Kishiyama


An example of fine art by Lynn Kishiyama

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The Artist Says:


"I've always been fascinated by paper.  It speaks to me!"
 
I’ve always been attracted to paper’s versatility, capability and strength. I love the idea of taking the humble paper, and transforming it into something unique and beautiful.  I continue to experiment with papers potential, and developed my own techniques of mixing cast paper, acrylic and polymer mediums, with aluminum leaf. I carefully determine the result I want and these “new papers” and the resulting textures and colors are re-assembled to accomplish a mood or feeling.  I position these shapes on a substrate combining them to complete an abstract collage. I invite the unexpected, never trying to completely control the end result.  Instead I look for the balance between intuition and experience.  Discovering the diverse properties of paper evokes a feeling that invites the viewer deeper into the piece.  I hope the artwork creates a visual and textural reminder of the beauty and flexibility of paper and offers an object lesson regarding the transformational power of art.  




Biography


 
Artist Statement
I’ve always been attracted to paper’s versatility, capability and strength.  I love the idea of taking the humble paper, and transforming it into something unique and beautiful.  I continue to experiment with papers potential and developed my own techniques of mixing cast paper with clay, acrylic and polymer mediums and aluminum leaf.  I carefully determine the result I want and these ‘new papers’ and the resulting textures and colors are re-assembled to accomplish a mood or feeling.  I position these shapes on a substrate combining them to complete an abstract collage or ‘mask totem’.  I invite the unexpected, never trying to completely control the end result.  Instead I look for the balance between intuition and experience. 
Discovering the diverse properties of paper evokes a feeling that invites the viewer deeper into the piece.  I hope the artwork creates a visual and textural reminder of the beauty and flexibility of paper and offers an object lesson regarding the transformational power of art.  
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