自身の制作を通じて

Notes on the Creative Process

田中 裕子  |  Yuko Tanaka

 

花が咲き、季節が移りゆき、風が吹き、雨が降り、夜空に月が出る。

​自然の織り成す情景の美しい一場面を画面に描き留めたいとの思いで制作をしています。

The rising and setting sun, the begging and ending of life, it is in these moments that I feel the slow but relentless passage of time and a sense of quiet stillness.

The true essence of life lies within this stillness; I strive to express this theme through my works. I first discovered beauty in stillness when I encountered a desiccated hydrangea in the mountains.

It was summertime, and everything was lush green. However, this melancholic hydrangea had a certain beauty to it, and I felt the indescribable passage of time when I looked at it. It was as if the desiccated scene was insisting on the importance of life, making me momentarily believe that I was at one with nature, and this left me in awe. My encounter with the hydrangea encourage me to depict nature simply, as it is; since then, I have preferred to portray plant life.

At the moment  when I feel the greatest joy while painting, the painting manifests emotions on its own. I hope to continue creating art while developing my sensibilities and to become an artist who can capture nature's feelings.