Wayne Eastcott & Michiko Suzuki
A fascinating collaboration between two internationally well-known printmakers has been happening in the printmaking studios at Capilano College, North Vancouver. Japanese artist, Michiko Suzuki of Tokyo, Japan became the College's first artist-in-residence in the fall of 2003 and also began a collaboration with Wayne Eastcott, printmaking faculty of Studio Art.
As a member of the Art Institute (Printmaking) at Capilano College, I was fortunate to observe Michiko's interesting demonstrations and seminars on her use of Japanese papers (washi) and her unique technique of toner etching. Most exciting was watching Wayne & Michiko's development of their collaborative works.
This ongoing series of print media works is called INTERCONNECTION. Some of the earliest of these were presented in an exhibition held in Capilano College's Studio Art Gallery in December 2003. Read their exhibition statement (pdf) describing how their project developed, and what is "yobitsugi."
Michiko has been here again this summer so both have been working hard to complete their project. They have allowed me to reproduce some of their work here (their copyright). Please click on the images to view larger, then 'back' to return to the page.
Interconnection 2 - Yobitsugi 1 2003
inkjet, silkscreen, etching, chine collé & metallic pigment
78 x 113.5 cm.
Interconnection 2 - Yobitsugi 2 2003
inkjet, silkscreen etching, chine collé & metallic pigment
78 x 113.5 cm.
Interconnection 3 (Recall 1) 2004
inkjet, silkscreen & metallic pigment
80 x 108 cm.
Michiko and Wayne in the printmaking studio at Capilano College
More about Wayne Eastcott including images of earlier works:
Represented by Elliot Louis Gallery, Vancouver
Grand Forks Art Gallery exhibition
More about Michiko Suzuki, including some images:
Lessedra (Bulgaria) World Art Print Annual 2004 participant
Bimpe III Triennial First Prize
Gallery 219 in Tokyo, Japan, will be showing Michiko's personal work Oct.5-Oct. 20, 2004
Wayne Eastcott: weastcot at capcollege.bc.ca
Michiko Suzuki: michi at va.u-netsurf.jp