Chloë Holt RCA FRSA - “Shoji”
Original oil, raw pigment, graphite and gesso painting in antique frame by artist Chloë Holt RCA FRSA.
“The great Frejus earthenware ceramic jar, it's surface encrusted with pale yellow to ochre lichens inspired by the rooftops of St Ives. It emerges into light from the shadows. ‘Shoji’ (relating to the ceramic artist Shoji Hamada) but talking of the sliding paper partition screen found in Japanese homes. In his book on Aesthetics , in praise of shadows Jun 'Ichiro Tanizaki comments on the role of the ‘Shoji’ in the interaction of light and shadows and the power of their tones reflecting on the subtle nuances of life. - “The importance of mindfulness and noticing small things.”