Hiding from the World

Hiding from the World

Regular price $450.00

  • Dimensions: 5 x 7.5  inches
  • Materials: graphite pencil on paper
  • Year: 2021
  • One of a kind


Our culture portrays the summertime as the happiest, brightest, liveliest days without care and assumes that everybody loves it. This bias is broadly accepted and if you are not as enthusiastic as your neighbor, you are the Summer Scrooge. Summer haters survive every summer like this; just waiting patiently until the craziness is over.

“I love listening to people’s stories. Small anecdotes, life-changing events, happy memories, tears, fears, laughter, secrets, regrets, repressed emotions... Narratives of people from all walks of life. I capture those stories in my drawing to look them closer for a little while, as eventually they all will be lost. Stories come and go. People die. That fact makes me see some uncertainty, helplessness or powerlessness in all those accounts and that is the mood I create in my work. It is not grief that I represent but acceptance and embrace of our fragility.”

- Misao Iwamoto

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