M.’s Blog

tokyo

January 18, 2009 :: Comment

the first time i ever went to japan was on a day trip from dallas, in 1990 when i was in business school. call me nuts but it was one of my best one day trips. slept only 2 hours and walked all night and day, trying to absorb all i could. i am always curious about japan…from the mind of the people to the taste of their food, so beautifully presented. as for tokyo, it never ceases to amaze me and keeps my adrenaline going full force.

tehran

January 18, 2009 :: Comment

last time i was in tehran was in 1978 when I was 18 years old. lots of changes. no idea who took these pictures but i was happy to see them and wanted to share them with you.

paintings

January 18, 2009 :: Comment

I am mainly interested in modern art. A couple of “emergin artists” I discovered are now among Japan’s top young artists.

And some, like Yuichi Inoue (Japan’s foremost avant garde calligrapher) are simply the best there is.

nahid

January 18, 2009 :: 1 Comment

Nahid is my mother. Aside from being one of the absolute most important influences in my life, she is a talented artist.

Most of these textiles are a few hundred years old. After selecting a few of her best finds, she cleans them, mends them and makes collages, normally using other rare textiles. It took me a long time to realize her artistic influence on me… happy to have her works as one more link between us.

earth

January 18, 2009 :: Comment

These ceramics are all handmade by pretty well known japanese artists. They are pricey but well worth it.

They range from contemporary (see blue ones with sharp edges) to traditional bizen to works by kumano who makes his ceramics at volcanic temperatures, at times turning all his works to ash… so we are lucky to have these remaining pieces.