New Angles: daily inspiration

Kako Ueda

Posted in art, crafts - art by menno1976 on September 24, 2009

Kako Ueda (or Ueda Kako, Ueda being her surname) is a paper-artist who is influenced by the interconnectedness of animals, insects, and human bodies and how they are born out of nature as well as being influenced and modified by culture. Her work relies on the notion that the body is an ecosystem in itself and you can certainly see this in her holistic approach in her work.

Apparently she’s working on a new piece which is about 7 feet high, but alas…I don’t have any pictures of it yet. So in the meantime I will share some of her older work with you.

This piece made me think of the myth of Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life in Norse mythology. (life and death are inseparable, as represented by the rat gnawing at the roots of the tree. In the Norse myth decay is represented by Níðhöggr, a malicious dragon or serpent.)

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