Thursday, September 21, 2006

Michael Kenna: Hokkaido / New Work

Kussharo Lake Tree, Study 3 Michael Kenna... Kussharo Lake Tree, Study 3 (2005, Kotan, Hokkaido, Japan). From the exhibition Michael Kenna: Hokkaido / New Work at Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago, IL. "...With more than twenty books published on his work, Michael Kenna shows no signs of slowing down in his endless pursuit of nature’s haunting beauty. Whether working in his native England, Easter Island in the South Pacific, the coastal towns of France or the islands in Japan, Kenna seeks places of solitude which speak volumes about humanity. His newest book, Hokkaido, continues his passion for Japan. As stated by Nazraeli 'he Northern Japanese island of Hokkaido has abundant natural forests, clear lakes, and magnificent mountains. It is perhaps best known for its intense and brutal winters. Snow and ice make many parts of the island inaccessible and the local Sea of Okhotsk routinely freezes over. Kenna has been photographing throughout Hokkaido, in these extreme conditions, for the past several years.'"


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