In a little town A A richly colored print with a luminous effect that appears to glow from behind through a mysterious screen. Colors of dark burgundy, blue, greens, rust and teal appear to float creating a warm, textured fabric. See Print Details
Shape of Birth A large, rust colored organic form appears to flow and spread across the dark brown background; the spreading shape is enlivened by areas of teal drops that appear tactile; their emenations mix with strirations of brown lines in the flow. Like molten metal the color dips and rises, appearing to move as we watch a transformation in the making. See Print Details
Small Sky A glimpse of blue between subtly shaded planes of warm copper, and tan Print is elegantly matted with grass cloth and framed in wood See Print Details
The decorated tomb of ancient Japan On a background of blue and green the shape of the tomb appears; it eminates as if seen through an opening in a wall or cave and appears illuminated by a yellow light, flourescent light. The tomb glows mysteriously and luminously; it is decorated by geometric symbols, of four concentric circles like eyes, apparitions of the past.
The work is a rare combination of intricacy and simplicity, characteristic of Tajima's best prints.