R E I K O M I C H I S A K I
|To each we turn a different face of the prism
Lawrence Durrel The Alexandria Quartet
What’s the story?
I feel as though I am always striving to figure things out, to understand, to see things as a story.
Stories begin to emerge when I create art. Thoughts and ideas linger, retold as myths in images.
Sometimes words are not enough. I began my art career in an accidental way. Unable to communicate with my therapist, we began a dialogue in pictures. Feelings I could not put into words were expressed in collages. Art became a language.
In 2009 I had the privilege to have a solo exhibit of 17 years of art therapy collages. At the same time I was included in the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History exhibit “Assemblage, Collage, and Construction”.
I am enamored with the idea of weaving a tale together through color and image. Sometimes I’m not conscious of the story I’m telling. With some of my collages, it took me years to understand the meaning. And I love that, there’s a richness in it. I create pictorial tales that are thought provoking and inspire reflection; stories that live within and resonate with the viewer.
Dragons in the sky is a chapter from my ebook “Four Dreams”; dreams turned into stories turned into art.