Calligram Drawing

2020

 

 

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)

 

 

 

In English

And thinking of her (Beatrice)
A sweet sleep came over me
I am your master
See your heart
And of this burning heart
Your heart
She trembling, Humbly eats.
Weeping when I saw him, then depart from me
Joy is converted to bitterest tears
I am in peace
My heart
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

Everything continues

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I dedicate this work to my mother, Furukawa Tomiko, who passed away on September 20th, 2020 at the age of 88.

 

2018

 

The drawing below is the homage to actress Machiko Kyo who starred in Rashomon by Akira Kurosawa.   

2017

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

 

Red-Hooded Girl and Three Wolves, 16x20 in. Ink on wood panel, 2017
Red-Hooded Girl and Three Wolves, 16x20 in. Ink on wood panel, 2017
Asian Girl in a Red Hood and Wolves, 18x24, Ink on Wood Panel, 2017
Asian Girl in a Red Hood and Wolves, 18x24, Ink on Wood Panel, 2017

2016

My Brother Don't Dare Kill Yourself/Still Praying, 12x20 in, Ink and Graphite on Paper, 2016
My Brother Don't Dare Kill Yourself/Still Praying, 12x20 in, Ink and Graphite on Paper, 2016
My Brother, Don't Dare to Kill Yourself, 12x20 in, Ink and Graphite on paper, 2016
My Brother, Don't Dare to Kill Yourself, 12x20 in, Ink and Graphite on paper, 2016

2015

 

 

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

August 2015

 

 

2014

2013

 

 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.

 

 

Young Mary

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: Highest Sun God of Japan

Pencil and Acrylic ink on paper, 42x80", 2013

 

 

 



Long-necked women series


 

 

 THE POVERTY OF BEING UNWANTED, UNLOVED AND UNCARED FOR IS THE GREATEST POVERTY

---MOTHER TERESA

 

 

Long Necked Woman Series: Mother and a child

Pencil and red acrylic ink on paper, 36x72" 


2009-2011


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.


Commissioned portraits


Feminine Mystique series 2007-2008

Earlier works 2006-2008

Pictures are not very good because I document my works on my own.  Most works are private collection now.

Feminine Mystique

Internal Terrorism

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.