The street photography of Jack utilizes his experiences as an archaeologist and soldier to capture and catalogue brief, but distinct moments in time that are otherwise forgotten. His work often captures nameless and forgotten faces amid the sea of humanity in Tokyo.
Lori Ono has created an avatar named Estello to experience the world. Using photographs and illustrations, Estello’s interaction with real-life objects and people seek to record those experiences in a way that only an avatar can.
Tanya Tanaka’s work is inspired by the aerial infrastructure of Tokyo’s cityscape, in particular, the overhead wires which connect us all. Her work makes reference to spiderwebs and connections at once. But, her works are a deconstruction to an extent to allow for viewer interpretation. Her creative impulses seek to explore and capture non-private space that is economically interesting and often considered part of urban blight.
The drawings of Marc Tibbs find their focal point whether it be a person, place, or object and move outward like aspider web. By repeatedly revisiting each drawing’s focal point over time, he discovers new details, perspectives, and relationships that help to index and better capture the essence of his subjects.
Ruri Clarkson’s work deals with the duality of “Self”, namely the relationship between her “true self” who stands against the stereotypes of woman, and her “feminine self” who has internalized these same stereotypes. She catalogues and embroiders words and images that inflict discomfort in her which subvert their stereotypical meaning to reveal a “true self”
For artist Deanna Koubou, time is her measuring stick. In particular, she is interested in the passing of the seasons as it relates to the natural beauty of Japan. She has crocheted motifs of sakura, tsubaki, momiji, and yuki as markers of time as well as markers of her creative process.
Bill Stonehill utilizes the traditional Japanese craft of kiri-e to explore the human form. His years of experience have allowed him to develop a form of kiri-e that brings about a merging of his own sensibilities with those of the traditional craft.
Arthur Huang spiders his way through everyday life in Tokyo, whether it is waiting for a train, sitting on a bus, walking, eating, or sleeping. He is constantly archiving those acts and spaces of the everyday that are often forgotten within moments. The work seeks to explore ways of holding onto those blurred moments that we all experience, but seldom make note of.