QAI17

What Dwelling means to you?  A space could be divided into this side and the other side by a piece of wall. What dose this side mean to you? What about the other side?  

When I still lived in my parents house that was a newly built large modern house in suburban Tokyo, I did not enjoy being there.  It was such a great feeling to live in my own old small studio apartment with sharing vault toilet.  You never know what makes someone happy.

ぺらぺらの紙切れで空間を区切ってみる。あっち側とこっち側。 あなたにとってこっち側はどんな意味がある? あっち側は? 東京郊外で新築のそこそこ大きな実家に住んでいたけれど、20歳の頃、汲み取り共同トイレの小さなアパートに引っ越した。親の立場になれば色々思うことはあるけれど、私の立場になって思えるのは私だけなので。引っ越してよかった。その数年後には、日本を出てしまったわけだけれど。

Over two decades ago, I started to collect junkmails to make handmade paper mache. Plastic windows are bi-products of it. The nature of the material: transparency, strength, flexibility, sound, colors and designs which reflect the envelopes’ original purposes, has led me continue my investigation. 20年以上前、頼みもしないのに毎日届くジャンクメールを使って、紙粘土を作っていました。その副産物として生まれたのが、宛先を見せるための窓。軽いのに意外と丈夫、情報保護のためのデザイン、そして良い音を出してくれます。紙粘土より、窓の方が使いたい機会が増えて来ちゃいました。

Over two decades ago, I started to collect junkmails to make handmade paper mache. Plastic windows are bi-products of it. The nature of the material: transparency, strength, flexibility, sound, colors and designs which reflect the envelopes’ original purposes, has led me continue my investigation. 20年以上前、頼みもしないのに毎日届くジャンクメールを使って、紙粘土を作っていました。その副産物として生まれたのが、宛先を見せるための窓。軽いのに意外と丈夫、情報保護のためのデザイン、そして良い音を出してくれます。紙粘土より、窓の方が使いたい機会が増えて来ちゃいました。

All insides of envelopes create interior of the dwelling. Most of windows show their original security camouflage design as their frame. If you could be at the site, would hear the sound the windows make. 情報保護のための内側面を合わせてこっち側を作りました。あっち側から見れば、こっちがあっち側です。

All insides of envelopes create interior of the dwelling. Most of windows show their original security camouflage design as their frame. If you could be at the site, would hear the sound the windows make. 情報保護のための内側面を合わせてこっち側を作りました。あっち側から見れば、こっちがあっち側です。

QAI event went to 4pm. My project has extended till 8pm with potable lights. Yoko and Mayuko, Thank you for your great support till late this night. ライト持参で、夜の公園にしばらくいることにしました。付き合ってくれた、まゆこさん、ヨーコさん、感謝です。

QAI event went to 4pm. My project has extended till 8pm with potable lights. Yoko and Mayuko, Thank you for your great support till late this night. ライト持参で、夜の公園にしばらくいることにしました。付き合ってくれた、まゆこさん、ヨーコさん、感謝です。

It is great to be able to participate QAI17, Queens wide Public Art Event as my 4th year. Thank you. Yvonne Shortt, for your great effort to make it happen again.

It is great to be able to participate QAI17, Queens wide Public Art Event as my 4th year. Thank you. Yvonne Shortt, for your great effort to make it happen again.

First Presentation at F2F.

I had my presentation at F2F2017, Face to Face Conference,  at The City College of New York this past Thursday. I enjoyed sharing my experience of 4 years of inclusion residencies with other teaching artists and administrators,  through a hands-on workshop.  

Maya Singh, Marquis Studios, thank you for your great support!

Maya Singh, Marquis Studios, thank you for your great support!

Sketch Book binding for introduction. How many pages will we get from 10 pieces of paper?  Introduced tools I use in the inclusion residency. 

Sketch Book binding for introduction. How many pages will we get from 10 pieces of paper?  Introduced tools I use in the inclusion residency. 

Good to learn ourselves as an industry. 70% of Teaching Artists are female. We surprisingly found that male TAs make higher income than female TAs according to TA Compensation Survey.  Why?  This will be published.

Good to learn ourselves as an industry. 70% of Teaching Artists are female. We surprisingly found that male TAs make higher income than female TAs according to TA Compensation Survey.  Why?  This will be published.

I feel like surrounded by poems and poets in my life though I’ve definitely grown as a bad writer since my young age. Some teachers did not understand me.

I feel like surrounded by poems and poets in my life though I’ve definitely grown as a bad writer since my young age. Some teachers did not understand me.

The City Collage of New York has a beautiful campus. 

The City Collage of New York has a beautiful campus. 

GumHearts Project and 5 Free Workshops for Valentine’s day Market.

GumHearts Project, Tattoo Stickers, Greeting Cards, Tote bags, note books, for 5 days Valentine’s day Market at Made In Queens,.  I will also run five Pop-Up card inserts workshops, FREE for whom purchased GumHears Greeting Cards,  $5 material/tools for whom with own cards. Fun and open ended workshops for 10 and up. Pre-register now and come to work wth me. 

GumHearts Greeting Project + lots of local mades will be available at Made In Queens Feb 10-14.

GumHearts Greeting Project + lots of local mades will be available at Made In Queens Feb 10-14.

Business hours and workshop hours:

Friday, February 10th - 4pm to 8pm   ---   Pop-Up card insert work shop 4:15-6, 6:15-8

Saturday, February 11th - 11am to 3pm ---   Pop-Up card insert work shop 11:15-1, 1:15-3

Sunday, February 12th - 11am to 3pm 

Monday, February 13th - 4pm to 8pm   ---   Pop-Up card insert work shop  6:15-8

Tuesday, February 14th - 11am to 3pm

If you are in NYC this Saturday, 21st.

Officially, the market was canceled, thank you for being flexible Bushwick Vendors Markets!, I will be participating Women's March in NYC.

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Will you be in Washington DC for the Women’s March?  Great!!!! Thank you for being there!

If you happened to be in NYC like me, why don’t you stop by Bushwick?  

 It seems like 4–10° Rain Showers .  Isn’t great? Grab a cup of hot coffee, go out and take a walk. 

You may find something unexpected. 

January 21, Saturday, 1 PM - 6 PM

Bushwick Vendors Market at The Silent Barn
603 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn, New York 11206

Bandage Tote Bag. Iron-oned, Pre-washed, Preshrunk. 10oz 100% Cotton canvas. 15” x 15” x 4”. Each Bandage was documented on the street using cellphone camera by Niizeki Hiromi. 

Bandage Tote Bag. Iron-oned, Pre-washed, Preshrunk. 10oz 100% Cotton canvas. 15” x 15” x 4”. Each Bandage was documented on the street using cellphone camera by Niizeki Hiromi. 

This Weekend, GumHearts Project Store will be up at Bronx Museum.

Come to enjoy curated 2nd Annual Holiday Market at the Bronx Museum, with more than 50 local artists, artisans, farmers, bakers, brewers, activities and more not to be missed. Great for all ages, families!  Hope to see you there!

Bronx Museum : 1040 Grand Concourse Bronx, New York 10456  T: 718-681-6000   

December 10th and 11th from 11:00am to 6:00pm.  

Directions to Bronx Museum 

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Today, Grand Bazaar!

Come to get some GumHearts projects and NEW "Bandages"  at 100 W 77th st , Columbus , New York, today.  

Documented discarded bandaged are added for holiday shopping:D

Documented discarded bandaged are added for holiday shopping:D

If you are looking for something very unique and original, not to find anywhere else, come to GumHearts project store:D

Some stationary, tote bags, tin boxed tattoo stickers. 

Some stationary, tote bags, tin boxed tattoo stickers.