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Hanafubuki

Suspended Within a snowglobe of swirling petals, time pauses, this is the ephemeral beauty of sakura snow.

Every spring a blooming front of cherry trees moves from the far south of Japan to the north. With its advance it powders the cities and countryside in a magenta, pink and purple blush. Whilst its arrival is heralded with reverence, it is only after you have stood beneath a blossoming sakura that you succumb to its delicate power. And just as you believe the sakura's beauty to be of wilt, it will send forth a final cyclone of fragrance and pastels, capturing you in an enchanting snowstorm; a spiralling tempest of falling cherry tree bloom.

 

 
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the Hanafubuki

Flurries of cherry tree petals fall, enchanting all who pass beneath them by the wonder of sakura snow.   

 
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What a strange thing!
to be alive
beneath cherry blossoms.
— Kobayashi Issa
 
 

Before the Storm (1, 2 & 3)

Arranged in the Asanoha pattern, which is often used in Japanese sashiko, these pieces form a series of crystalline reflections. A tessellating meditation on the fleeting appearance of the sakura before in one last beautiful act, they fall petal by petal to the floor. 

 (18cm diameter, Giclee prints on Arches Aquarelle, sewn together using 100% cotton thread)

 
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There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”
— Henri Matisse
 
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The Yozakura

Billowing clouds of cherry blossoms emerge illuminated from the darkness, their beauty transcends the sunlit hours and glows peacefully throughout the night.

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