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by Leon
Wed May 16, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Artists Showcase
Topic: "Moidon and Kodama"
Replies: 0
Views: 65

"Moidon and Kodama"

I have had a few questions about a new work some have already seen so I woulk like to explain a bit. The main theme is 'Moidon, lord of the forest'. In the centre of a Shinto shrine there's often found a grand and aged tree. People believed that these trees were deities and the land they inhabited w...
by Leon
Tue May 15, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Euronetsuke Fest 2018: 11th - 13th May 2018
Replies: 64
Views: 3329

Re: Euronetsuke Fest 2018: 11th - 13th May 2018

Yes it was a well organized event. Thanks again to all. Maybe one occurrence illustrates my feeling about this weekend the best. Sunday evening late, in a pub, after the ringing bell, two girls came to us. Seeing such a diverse group, they wondered how we all met. (yes there was drinking involved, o...
by Leon
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Euronetsuke Fest 2018: 11th - 13th May 2018
Replies: 64
Views: 3329

Re: Euronetsuke Fest 2018: 11th - 13th May 2018

Okay, count me in.
by Leon
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Artists Showcase
Topic: Contemporary netsuke
Replies: 18
Views: 1333

Re: Contemporary netsuke

Thanks Doug.
Although seeking itself is always a great drive, one must not overdo. ;)

There's a lot to explore within the usual boundaries. Started on a frog, always wanted to do a frog.
Never knew how, or why, till a friend witnessed a little 'occurrence' I love to tell.
by Leon
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Artists Showcase
Topic: Contemporary netsuke
Replies: 18
Views: 1333

Re: Contemporary netsuke

Thanks Doug for your reply. It's fair and clear. Just a little venom at the end (or it is just me interpreting wrong) "we know it if we see it". Doesn't that exclude other opinions? Let's not make this bigger than I intended it. It's not a comment on anybody's work. I don't want to change ...
by Leon
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Artists Showcase
Topic: Contemporary netsuke
Replies: 18
Views: 1333

Re: Contemporary netsuke

Clive wrote:So what if a little is spilt in the "Sumo".. we are lions. ;) :D

Guess to what my name refers to.

On. Over. I enjoyed the view!
by Leon
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Artists Showcase
Topic: Contemporary netsuke
Replies: 18
Views: 1333

Re: Contemporary netsuke

I'm not sure how to read your question Martyn. I used graffiti as a representation of time. (These style of graffiti in particular dates to the late eighties, early nineties. When words and letters still were recognizable.) And I'm more than happy to confuse you Clive. :D I still think it was worth ...
by Leon
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Artists Showcase
Topic: Contemporary netsuke
Replies: 18
Views: 1333

Re: Contemporary netsuke

I disagree, of course, and I’m happy with that. With my last four works I explored the basic question I repeatedly ask myself, "What is the reason I, a twenty-first century western artist, works within the Japanese netsuke tradition?" I explored 'nature' as a theme, 'storytelling', 'the fu...
by Leon
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Artists Showcase
Topic: Contemporary netsuke
Replies: 18
Views: 1333

Contemporary netsuke

There's really a lot to say about this one, my 'Graffiti Sphere'. It is the most contemporary subject I ever used. I showed it in Cologne but I'm curious what you all think of it. Its a deer antler sphere, inlaid with various metals (some fused together), mother of pearl, lacquer and horn. 4 cm. #14...
by Leon
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Artists Showcase
Topic: "Seven Samurai"
Replies: 19
Views: 2077

Re: "Seven Samurai"

Seems I'm late to this party. What's up?

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