Shelley Davies, Artist and Illustrator
Shelley Davies, artist and illustrator. In the last 40 years, Shelley has become a leading artist in the field of Modern Art collage, her handmade work has been featured by Cobble Hill Puzzles, Uppercase Magazine, Illustoria Magazine, Root and Star and The Globe and Mail and many others.
Suzuki Harunobu | A Woman Sweeping up Her Love Letters | Japan | Edo period (1615–1868) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
A beautiful woman holding a broom looks back at baskets full of love letters borne by an ox. Harunobu's image alludes to the popular Chinese legend of Kanzan (Hanshan) and his companion Jittoku (Shede) from the Tang dynasty (618–907)
Botan of Shinbashi 1902
Another version of this image, which shows more of her costume as a clam-seller, appears in “Geisha of Tokyo” by K. Ogawa, first published in 1902. Captioned 新橋 Shinbashi 牡丹 Botan. This style of wearing a tenugui (cotton towel) as a head covering is called “fukinagashi” (streamer), it is draped over the head hiding one cheek, the lower edge loosely held with the mouth. In plays it represents a courtesan or lady of pleasure, but it can also indicate a rural beauty.
wander | japan pt. 2 : kiso valley (Local Milk)
I have a tenuous relationship with time. I’m always looking to be lost in it, to fight it, to move freely in it. To push and pull. Save it. Erase it. Who knows what’s equitable to ask of time. It neve