Beginning of the Sea (海の始まり) by Mio Asahi - Davidson Galleries
Mio Asahi

Beginning of the Sea (海の始まり)

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Medium: Etching and aquatint
Dimensions: 19 3/4 x 23 1/2 inches (image) 26 1/2 x 30 1/4 inches (sheet)
Signature: Signed
Artist details: Japanese, 1957
Date finished: 2009
Edition: of 35
Condition: Creases in bottom margin away from image

Recommended by Nikki (Fine Print Photographer & Content Publisher):
Asahi pulls me in with her simple color palette that lets singular and small moments of color live as individual statements on her etchings. The curls and tendrils of water elements, wrapping around the woman and giant fish spark an attractive pull for me, who grew up fishing. Rather than creating unease with her monsters, Asahi draws me into her playful and imaginary storytelling that draws on traditional Japanese folklore, but centers on the interplay between woman, fish, and water.