This work was created for the art flower exhibition "Cloth Flowers and Paintings," in which artificial flowers are made from cloth. The theme of the 2021 exhibition is a collaboration with painting, as the title suggests, and an art flower artist friend made flowers and painted them. With the theme of the growth of a girl and the flowers that accompany her, I created a series of 4 pieces titled "Girl's Praise Flower". This work is the second piece in it, father's day of puberty. I want to send flowers with my daily gratitude, but I can't be honest. Among the flower language of hydrangea, there are "family reunion" and "capriciousness".
<A word from the staff> Jodai Watanabe, an artist from Ehime Prefecture, creates works based on the theme of "research and pursuit of line expressions, aesthetics of margins, and the spirit of wabi-sabi in Japanese comics that have evolved from Hokusai's ukiyo-e comics." He uses the expressions and techniques of Japanese manga to create works with female motifs.
This work, one of the works of "Shoujo Sanka", is set on Father's Day and depicts a girl in a uniform holding a hydrangea and filling the screen. Is that slightly embarrassing smile before conveying your daily gratitude to your father? The innocent and cute appearance of the girl makes you want to see it all the time.
▼ Shoujo Hymn Series
Jodai Watanabe's works often depict women and events that are familiar to us as motifs, and each work is very detailed, including facial expressions and clothing. It's so wonderful that I want to collect all the serial works such as "Shoujo Sanka".
Artist Jodai Watanabe, who has been expanding his field of activity in recent years, has this opportunity to get his work for about 160,000 yen.