Ihaya: Trees and Water

Tomoyo Ihaya, Ladakh Indus I, 2009, mixed media.

I haven’t posted about any exhibitions in a long while but here’s one that I want to share. My friend Tomoyo Ihaya is presenting “DRAWINGS – TREES and WATER”:

Trees and water are recurring subjects in Ihaya’s artworks. In her eyes, they are symbols of growth and life, essential to human and other creatures’ existence. Profoundly influenced by her recent travels and life in India, Ihaya’s new series of works are extremely relevant in today’s eco-conscious world, but more specifically pertain to the artist’s personal journey. The underlying environmental theme echoes insights on the effect of western influence over Indian culture while the importance of living well with insight and an open mind reminds one not to take the basic fundamentals of life for granted.

OPENING: Friday, February 27th, 2009, 3-6pm, with the artist in attendance
Exhibition runs until May 15th, 2009
at ART BEATUS, 108 – 808 Nelson Street, Vancouver

Please read more about Tomoyo and her influences on the gallery’s site. And this excellent article with photo in the Straight (half-way down).

Tomoyo is a sensitive and prolific artist who exhibits frequently, so it’s no surprise she appears on these pages several times, first in January 2005. Please search for more if interested. Way to go, Tomoyo!

February 24, 2009 in Art Exhibitions, Other artists by Marja-Leena