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The other day I stopped by Hiyori art center
Seeing all the drawings and photography, I found a drawing of Hiyori kitchen, which I introduced before.
Hiyori Kitchen
Each drawing has different color of frames, this work was framed by yellow. He chooses the best frame color depending on atmosphere of the buildings and stores.

And next to the framed drawings, there are drawings hugging on a string.
Actually all the works are connected by one long string.

Yes, you can gradually tell his kodawari, his own theory, from his works.
Let me talk about how he creates his art.


"Build with light" Richard Buyers

This time artist in residence, staying at the art center for 2 months, is Richard Buyers ,a new media artist, from Australia.

Last spring he presented "Ishinomaki light projection ceremony" at The Ishinomaki Saint John the Apostle Orthodox Church.  while preparing the ceremony, He homestayed at a local residence and was here for 5 months for total last year.

Orthodox Church in Ishinomaki
This year he came to Ishinomaki for creating his new art works. And he is working on it at the art center. 
In the exhibition it includes art works from his last stay as well as new ones he made last month. This exhibition opens from April 12th to May 12th.
The theme is "Build with light"


What do you see when you walk into the art center.
I assume Everyone's eyes catches different objects.
Soft and comfortabe music, beautiful photographs, lights, footage on the screen, art works connected by one white string.
His works includes photographs, drawings, and light art.
All the works' concept is "light".
All his art including last year's "light art" have the same conept

Nobody shows you "Light". Each one of us has "Light" and showing it.
If one person makes sound, it makes small light. In fact if lots of people make sound together, it make a big light, which brights up the whole church."
Richard says "the light is inside of mind"
"if people could feel that through my art work and it would cheer them up, that would be great"
He wishes through his art works he could expand his new connection and people could expand new connections and see new people, and the connections keep expanding after.

Seeing all his art works, it made me feel like being coddled gently.
All his art works have "light" and it is not a big light but warm and gently lighting. It may be representing his feeling.

"石巻人 spirit is strong.
石巻人 spirit has 光.
I wish for 石巻人のbright, diverse, strong future.
And to be inspiration for all, Tohoku, Japan, Humanity." Richard Byers 

"What he see thorough his eyes is totally different from what the local people do."
A local said to him recently.
I feel like people can feel his love through his art works.

Please feel your light inside of you through his exhibition.
You may feel the light brighting in your mind.
This is the photo from my first visit of the art center.
The entrance is bit different from when I first visited.
Each artists stayed at the center added bit their art to the center.
Richard made little different to the entrance.
If you find out about it, please visit the center.
Please go to the exhibition! It opens till May 12th.

(13th April 2013)
Translated by Naomi Koyama