When You Go Out In Search Of The Universe by Emiko Woods
14″ x 11″ x 1.25″, Gouache, Paper, Mixed Media
Current Exhibition at Flower Pepper Gallery: Xiong Mao from April 11th to May 12th, 2015
“‘When We Go Out In Search Of The Universe’ is playfully inspired by the style of Japanese woodblock prints as well as the innocent spirit of the panda. Pandas often have the reputation of being lazy, but rather, I imagine them having the wildest day dreams while munching on their bamboo. This panda is imagining himself on a heroic adventure with aims of exploring what lies across the sea.”
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.