The cards in our “Fruits” series are made with matcha tea, coffee, gold and sumie ink on paper manufactured or handmade in Japan. The cards in this series are one-of-a-kind, which means none of the cards are identical and they are created in limited editions. They will make a nice gift as an original drawing that can be framed.
WINTER FRUITS SERIES
Winter is a delightful season with many routines, hot chocolate, sweaters, and beauty in abandoned fruits on leafless branches and resilient animals on snow. Drawing on small objects and living things that may not be noticed otherwise, we emphasize taking life one step at a time, appreciating everything that passes. It is also important for us to show full respect for plants and animals. That is why we created our “Winter Fruits” Series”.
My daughter and I appreciate things that are impermanent such as the seasons or anything that changes with seasons. In my grandmother’s garden there was a pomegranate tree which fascinated us as children with it reddest red flowers and fruits. We watched the evolving of small buds to most delicious fruits.
Pomegranates – Punica granatum, also known as apple of Grenada are known to be symbols of fertility and rebirth. Ancient Egyptians believed that it was the “first fruit on earth”.
In Anatolia, there are sacred pomegranate trees that are respected by the townsfolk because there happens to be a wise man or a woman lying underneath the tree. I grew up with many stories and riddles about this fruit.
.. Persephone, beautiful goddess of spring. and the Queen of the Underworld greedily swallows a handful of pomegranate seeds on her way home from Hades, dooming her to return to the underworld for part of each year.
We created the “Pomegranate Series” to present this “magical”, gentle, yet durable fruit in joyful ways.