Modern Cavity



Modern Cavity

2013 watercolour, joss paper on paper 61 x 50cm

There exists a commonplace Japanese saying: “I have a toothache.” It also means, “I have something that is annoyingly painful, but is difficult to get rid of.” Within this work, the toothache is the problem of nuclear power in Japan. One of the most troubling ironies is that the nuclear reactor in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, was named after the bodhisattva Monju (Manjusri, the bodhisattva or Buddhist “saint” of wisdom). The painting is coated with joss stick paper, as if in an almost spiritual effort to burn away this aching curse.


8 Balls Pride
Rabbit Parade
¡No Pasarán!
Insects War of Racism
Cavity 現代的虫歯
Lantern 原子炉走馬灯
Island of Nuclides
Prey 首相と支持者
Galley ガレー船
Portolan chart
Treasure - Chocopie
Diary of a bird
Nomadism 遊牧
Sea Cucumber なまこ
Globes in the sky
Clam landscape アサリ
Wave drawing
Turbin shell サザエ史観
Drawing map
Shippou-Mari 七宝毬
Cicada's eclosion and I
Ferriswhee 観覧車
Game of GO
Fetisism 物神
Free Man
Endless drawing
Aquarium 水族館