Home Is Where We Can See The Stars by Emiko Woods
8″ x 6″, Gouache on Layered Watercolor Paper on Trekell Artist Panel
Current Exhibition at Flower Pepper Gallery: Cash And Carry
Previous Exhibition at Flower Pepper Gallery:
- Cash And Carry
- Xiong Mao from April 11th to May 12th, 2015
“Sometimes the places we travel don’t only offer an escape, but they can also act as a refuge. A place where we can re-calibrate our minds, bodies, and souls so that whenever chaos ensues, we can retreat to the memory of a time when we knew stillness.
The layered topographical map depicted in this piece is the location of a national park I would travel to every year since I was a child in order to refresh my spirit. Beneath the stars, with the sound of the water flowing near by, I could capture the feeling of complete peace that would carry me through the rest of the year until I could return once again.”
Emiko Woods was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and received her BFA from Azusa Pacific University, with a Minor in Art History. After graduation, she moved with her husband to Saint Gallen, Switzerland, where she currently resides. In addition to her work in Fine Art and Illustration, she is also freelance graphic designer.
As a trained sculptress with a newfound love of painting, her most recent work incorporates the two. She has always been drawn to elements found in nature that convey aspects of internal journey, place, and connectedness. Each piece begins with a question and through the process of making, enlightenment unfolds.
She loves researching new things, journaling, poetry, and traveling as much as possible.
Remember a time when your stillness spoke to you. When you felt so whole, your chest heaved with the weight. A time when simplicity, was the greatest pleasure of all.
We all have an inner voice. The one that tells us to pursue truth & beauty, and to never let go of what we knew as a child. The one that dares us to find our strength in vulnerability. The one that beg us to journey deeper and reminds us that we are never lost.
This pursuit is my greatest hope. To uncover the mysteries that reside within this space that is internal at its source and manifests itself through nature, symbols, and rituals. Journey with me as I make these connections, uncover quiet truths, and explore the one-ness that connects us all.