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Dimensions: 1ft1 x 2ft1
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Ayako Miyawaki

Ayako Miyawaki is a Japanese artist. Married and mother of three children, she lived in Nagoya. Her husband, Haru Miyawaki, was also a painter, well inspired by Western portraitists. In 1945, shortly after the Second World War, she initiated her artistic work. Once freed from the war she had to protect her children from, her need to create "something" emerged. Hence, she began to develop her skills, focusing towards "appliqué", a traditional textile technique. It consists in sewing different pieces of materials on a larger surface, in order to create a new shape gathering all of the deployed elements. To do so, she collected and received Japanese traditional cotton clothings that she dyed with colours such as Indigo, elaborting every piece of her work, examining throughly each unit of ma...

artworks by Ayako Miyawaki