Over the last 20+ years, through my exhibitions, events, art projects, courses and workshops, I’ve met so many interesting mindful people in Europe and also Japan.
My pages and SNS have connected me with people all over the world. I’m so grateful to have both sides of artistic skills. Thanks to my two passions – calligraphy and painting. Without them I would not have discovered my own style of art form Neo-Japonism, nor created the unique Painted Poem series.
The poem shown here is a total inspiration-circle of calligraphy/ brush movements synchronised with our ways of life.
© RIE TAKEDA
“ KOTOBUKI Ⅱ – A long joyful life ”
( accompanying poem )
長く ゆっくり のぼってく
A restless journey
A non-stop Kotobuki-life
Flow to fly
Turn to sink
Pull to sweep – and stop –
Circle around to the above and swim up
Long and slow – we are going up again
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