This scene is in Santa Rosa along my morning walk.
It stirredÂ aÂ vagueÂ nostalgiaÂ in me.
I feel that I have seen this scene long, long time ago in Japan or in my dream.
Itâ€™s beautiful, isnâ€™t it?
I just watched the movie â€œLocal colorâ€, directed and written by George Gallo.
The movie recalls my High school and Art university period, which was Modernism in Japanese Art world.
â€œModernism explicitly rejects the ideology ofÂ realismÂ and makes use of the works of the past through the application of reprise, incorporation, rewriting, recapitulation, revision and parody in new forms.â€
In this movie the art dealer was talking about art: exactly what professors were teaching us when I was a student of Musashino Art University in Tokyo.
Modernism, especially Dadaism, Nonsense took over Japanese art world. I was sad like this impressionist painter in this movie. That was one of the reasons; I didnâ€™t go to a painting major. My major was a space design. It was good for me. We had to study everything including painting, designing, sculpturing, lightingâ€¦.. And freshman year we had to take drawing class all morning 6 days a week.
I moved to Mendocino CA in 1982.
I was inspired the beauty of nature. I told myself, â€œI canâ€™t create better than nature does. Iâ€™d like to copy the beauty of nature through me.â€
In â€˜90s, I have red an article about Art in Japanese magazine: The artist said Â â€œIâ€™m happy to say that finally we can say â€œBeautifulâ€ in art.â€
Itâ€™s very strange to us now. But that was true.
I have been so happy that I can paint beauty since I moved to Mendocino. And people enjoy my works.
Thank you for supporting me painting.
Have a beautiful day.