I dedicated whole year to gain physical and mental strength after the car accident.
This drawing is created by the Operatic music:
Vide cor meum (See my heart) is an aria composed by Irish composer Patrick Cassidy based on Dante Alighieri's Vita Nova, specifically on the sonnet A ciascun'alma presa, third chapter.
E pensando di lei (Florentin dialect)
Mi sopragiunse un soave sonno
Ego dominus tuus (Latin)
Vide cor tuum
E d'esto cor ardendo (Florentin dialect)
Cor tuum (Latin)
Umilmente pascea (Florentin dialect)
Appresso gir lo ne vedea piangendo
La letizia si convertia in amarissimo pianto
Io sono in pace
Cor meum (Latin)
Io sono in pace (Florentin dialect)
Vide cor meum (Latin)
And thinking of her (Beatrice)
A sweet sleep came over me
I am your master
See your heart
And of this burning heart
She trembling, Humbly eats.
Weeping when I saw him, then depart from me
Joy is converted to bitterest tears
I am in peace
I am in peace
See my heart
Reply poem by Ayakoh Furukawa-Leonart
Between Day and Night
Good and Evil
Between Life and death
There are a beginning and an end.
We wonder where we are now
There is no point you can tell
Everything is connected
I dedicate this work to my mother, Furukawa Tomiko, who passed away on September 20th, 2020 at the age of 88.
The drawing below is the homage to actress Machiko Kyo who starred in Rashomon by Akira Kurosawa.
These drawings are made by the repetition of sentences that Ayakoh conveys her thoughts about several issues. The sentences or phrases are often composed by the artist or quotations by famous people such as Mother Teresa, Andy Warhol, etc. Ayakoh creates the embodiment of these messages through her imagination, images from internet.
Created by Iris Murdoch's quote about childhood misery.
Finished today December 15, 1017
16 x 20 inches, ink on wood panel
Until You Feel The Warmth Again:
HOW COULD YOU HAVE PERPETRATED SUCH BRUTALITY TO PEOPLE? YOU HAVE LOST YOUR HUMANITY INTGE REPEATED ATROCITIES. YOU SMELL BLOOD BUT NOT A FLOWER. YOU FEEL PAIN IN YOUR BROKEN RIBS BUT NOT THE WARMTH OF THE SUN ON YOUR FACE ANY MORE.
42x60 inches, pencil, graphite and ink on paper
I AM DROWNING IN MY OWN TEARS. I WANT MY SON TO LIVE LONG AND TO HAVE A HAPPY LIFE. NO MOTHER CAN TAKE THAT HER SON IS CRUCIFIED IN FRONT OF HER. I GAVE HIM MY FLESH AND BLOOD. HERE TAKE MY LIFE AND SAVE MY SON.
Pencil, Graphite and Acrylic ink on paper, 42x80", 2014
MOTHER, I HAVE BEEN INSIDE OF YOUR FOR TEN MONTHS AND LISTENING TO YOUR HEARTBEAT IN EVERY MOMENT OF YOUR LIFE. YOU CREATED THIS PERFECT SHRINE FOR MY SOUL. MY BODY IS AN ENTITY OF THE ANCIENT SECRETS OF LIFE THAT YOUR WOMB REMEMBERS.
Amaterasu: Japanese Shinto Goddess of the Sun
Pencil and Acrylic ink on paper, 42x80", 2013
THE POVERTY OF BEING UNWANTED, UNLOVED AND UNCARED FOR IS THE GREATEST POVERTY
Long Necked Woman Series: Mother and a child
Pencil and red acrylic ink on paper, 36x72"
Death Goes to the Bloomigdales, Ink, Graphite on the paper, 23.5 x 37 inches
This work is made with the Andy Warhol's quotation. He once said that I don't believe people die. They Just go to Uptown to the Bloomingdales.
Death Becomes a Star, Ink Graphite on Paper 23.5x 37 inches
Andy Warhol's also said that Death Means A lot of Money, Honey. Death Can Really Make You Look Like a Star.
Pictures are not very good because I document my works on my own. Most works are private collection now.
Eat MY Flesh
Asian Ghetto 101
I Am My Own Ghost. This work is covered by thin cloth
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder This work is covered by a shower curtain.