Wrath, Destruction, & The Supramundane
A collective art installation by Niki Tsukamoto, Yusuke Tsukamoto, Tania Enriquez, and Persephenie
September 29 - November 11, 2018
Opening Reception | Saturday, September 29, 6-9 PM
These four Los Angeles-based artists and craftspeople from vastly different mediums have come together to create an installation that explores the materials and tools of contemplative practices.
Artist Yusuke Tsukamoto’s modernist illustrations, based on the interwoven deities of Hindu and Buddhist mythologies, have been translated into naturally dyed fabric scrolls by fiber artist Niki Tsukamoto. Six uniquely dyed Zafu and Zabuton (traditional Zen meditation pillows) sit in repose beneath the scrolls as an extension of color study and reflection. Metalsmith Tania Enriquez’ distinctively designed brass incense burners hold Persephenie’s handcrafted botanical incense offerings which additionally become objects of contemplation on time and place.
The installation reveals the overlap of cultures and lineages that have influenced meditation for thousands of years, with a touch of the irony of being. Each piece created is a study of personal practice and humanity’s timeless need to craft materials and mythology in the search of our true nature.