Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A bit more sunshine

I am essentially quite lazy with regard to blogging. Whereas some blogs are chock-full of fascinating links, interesting facts or intriguing articles I prefer end up bumbling around expressing vague opinions about *life*, and that's about it. Occasionally I come across something or someone I just have to share with you, and today is one of those days!





















It's too boring to go through the whole meandering path of how I got to him, but I have found Hiroyuki Hamada's work/blog/website and love it all... His father took him and his family to the USA because of work when he was in his late teens, and he stayed. I have faint memories of perhaps having seen some of his work elsewhere, but I certainly didn't retain much information about him, let alone his name. He has a website, a blog and there is an interview with him in Booooooom which I enjoyed. As much as anything I have enjoyed reading about his process of working: he talks about trials and errors and finding and getting lost. I don't know whether you will feel as much of an affinity with his work as I do, but it generated a great feeling of excitement because brewing inside me is a whole mess of desires relating to 3-dimensional work with paper and I could relate to his interests in both surface and form. Who knows where it will all lead, if I can but clear out a load of rubbish from inside my head, knock a few things off my to do list (essential things like quarterly tax returns, for example - not voluntary and not optional either!), and GET DOWN TO WORK.

Enjoy.

4 comments:

Abigail Thomas said...

thanks for the links; veru interesting work; amazing details he goers into on his blog; the paint application etc..

geigerandsporran said...

Oh, yes! I love him, too. Well, his work, I mean.

I've just flicked an email and forgot to include you. Oops!But this is the site.
http://somethinkcollective.blogspot.com/2010/11/collective-atlas-details.html

moreidlethoughts said...

Oh! That's me, above, still in the cats' account!

moreidlethoughts said...

To further whet your appetite...this fellow has a wonderful explanation of crease patterns.
http://www.langorigami.com/art/creasepatterns/creasepatterns.php4

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