Momigami is the ancient Japanese craft of kneading paper in order to produce a durable, leather-like surface that is revered in the West as bookbinding paper, but traditionally used for clothing, umbrellas, and other everyday items by the Japanese working class. Crystal uses both traditional and contemporary methods to produce tantalizing textures and interesting designs in the surface of the paper, each very distinct from the other, to create striking visual imagery in her Landscapes: Land and Body collection of new works.
Says Crystal Marie: “Landscapes: Land and Body” is a visual and visceral experience illustrating, through evocative materials, terrain which may at once be found on the land beneath my feet and that which covers my body.
At the Blue Moon Gallery
Opening Reception Saturday, September 25, 6-9pm
18620 Belvidere Road | Grayslake IL
We will also be open Sunday, September 26, 1-4pm
On view weekends through October 12 1-4pm