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The 88 Sacred Places of Shikoku
Garbage
The 29 Stations of the Yamanote Line
Wanted
News
"Satellite" (from Week 1)
Sunday, September 6, 1998
Newspaper and glue on archival mounting board
16" x 12"
"Fuji Pyramid Exhibition" (from Week 4)
Tuesday, September 15, 1998
Newspaper, polaroids, and glue on archival mounting board
20" x 14"
"Cat Cancer" (from week 6)
Monday, January 18, 1999
Newspaper, glue, and oil paint on canvas
21" x 18"
"The News Show with Natsu and Chiaki, Episode 1: Falling" (from Week 7)
Thursday, January 28, 1999
Newspaper, glue, polaroids, color photocopies, and acrylic paint on canvas
21" x 18"


News
Solo exhibition
Las Chicas
Tokyo, Japan
February 1999

Works completed daily over a period of seven weeks using images from two newspapers each day (The Japan Times and The Daily Yomiuri).

Each successive week additional media were added, as follows:
Week 1: Only photos from each day's newspapers;
Week 2: Any part (excluding text) of each day's newspaper (e.g., borders, graphic elements, blank space);
Week 3: Each day's newspaper plus drawing (initially pencil, then colored pencils, then pastels, etc.);
Week 4: Each day's newspapers plus polaroids taken on the day;
Week 5: Each day's newspapers plus color photocopies;
Week 6: Each day's newspapers plus oil paint;
Week 7: Any combination of materials used in the preceding weeks.

Some art by Keiko Miyamori appears in the black and white polaroids in "Fuji Pyramid Exhibition" (top right, above). We have never collaborated together, but she has been inspirational to me.

Chiaki Sasahara and Natsu Takahashi joined me during the final week. We would meet in the morning, go through the newspapers selecting images together, and take some polaroids (they are visible in the lower right picture above); following that I would put together a collage-painting, usually making some color photocopies at the convenience store on the way home. We also used "print club" photo stickers at least one day.