Naoko Morisawa frequently finds her inspiration in the ethereal beauty of the natural world. This most recent diptych – which took her three months to complete – was inspired by a recent trip to Santa Fe, NM and the haunting landscape of the same desert, sky, and mountains that inspired Georgia O’Keefe.
As Morisawa’s Seattle gallery dealer, I’ve found her growth and artistic maturity as the finest of fine artists to be nothing short of remarkable! Speaking as objectively as I can, when she delivered ‘ROUTE 84′ this morning, I was speechless…it is to date, the most elegantly, intricately detailed work she’s ever produced.
NOTE: ‘ROUTE 84’ has been selected by the curator of the Bellevue Museum of Art as an entrant in a national contemporary craft exhibition taking place in Washington State; location and date TBA.