Building Bridges: over a Hundred Rivers
by Tomoyo Ihaya
Nov 5 – Dec 3
Opening Nov 8 from 2 – 4pm
Artist in attendance
Included with Garden admission
Tomoyo Ihaya, internationally renowned artist, creates an exhibit of drawings inspired by 8 years of traveling for artistic research in India. One of the main themes of research was focused on daily chores and rituals around water, such as water fetching. By witnessing how people live with water, an essential of life, Tomoyo expresses what life is all about. During her travels, Tomoyo encountered numerous rivers in the fields and mountains of India and crossed numerous bridges. In remote areas, bridges were the only means to reach a community on the other side of a wide river. Both the bridge and the crossing of bridges have come to hold much symbolic meaning for Tomoyo. Admire additional themes of reconciliation, reuniting and crossing of borders (bridges) and their relationship to increasing migrations of refugees also come through Tomoyo’s work.
“A bridge connects, and also, to go across is to cross to the other side of life” – Tomoyo Ihaya