~JAPAN DAYS: MISAKI KAWAI/TOKYO !!
fortune cookies, with their folds, as in folded-over dough, and a slim paper strip of story inside – in fact, all origami, and paper-folding. such as in – a child’s early grade paper fortune teller, and quilts. all, pretty much. one and the same.
in fact, a lot of early American quilt patterns – evolved from working with the folded strips of squares, and the resultant triangles that take life, too.
just like in Misaki’s painting. in fact, it looks more like a quilt to me, than a fortune cookie.
MISAKI KAWAI – born in Japan – has been Brooklyn-based, state-side for at least a decade !! probably longer.
she has a sweet website, you can check it out: here !!
here’s a few archival pix of when we visited Misaki, at her Brooklyn studio – in the summer of 2007.
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