Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ogino Mihoko (荻野美穂子) Exhibition at Ginza Ono Gallery-2 (小野画廊2) - (2010/11)

This exhibition (2010/11/08-13) by Ogino Mihoko (荻野美穂子) at Ginza Ono Gallery-2 (小野画廊2) consisted of scratch-art pictures made with Cray-Pas® (trademarked name of the Sakura company formed from "crayon" + "pastel") - one example being this image from the promotional card:
荻野美穂子 / 小野画廊2

Looking on-line, there is this history about Cray-Pas: "Cray-Pas were born in the wake of The Taisho period of Japan (1910-1920), a time of great cultural upheaval. Despite the changes happening, the arts flourished. 
    In `20’s Japan, encouraging artistic creativity in children through free-form drawing was a revolutionary concept. Instead, copying models was the established method of teaching art to children.  ......"  (For the full history, click on the linked text above.)

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

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