Monday, March 14, 2011

Japan you are in our thoughts...

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Below is an artwork done by Tatsuo Ebina from Japan,. The artwork entitled "Ear" is apart of the DAC Print Portfolio which was done by AFH in 2009. 

"Ear" by Tatsuo Ebina

Artist Statement:
(We are very happy to be able to participate in this art charity project. To all the staff who gave us this great opportunity we are extremely grateful. Our work has been created with characters from different alphabets that are used somewhere in the world. It is likely that characters that are foreign to you appear as simply patterns in black, however each and every character has meaning and a long history attached to it. It takes so many years of blood, sweat and tears to reach each character’s current form, and so many different characters have disappeared through the ages. When we approached the work, we realized the characters are the hope to communicate to others, the will to connect the past to the future, and of civilization. This project is a great opportunity to enjoy and appreciate the strength of art, and for many people, a good chance to learn of other people’s cultures. We hope that peaceful dialogues can be achieved among civilizations through soccer and art to name but a few, in South Africa and indeed all over the world.

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