'Washi is warm, tender, human; quiet... it has an inexpressible purity. One could call it humble, for it never presumes to be other than the simplest of substances. Its gentle nature asks us, tempts us to use it thoughtfully.' This work is an exploration of paper and its significance in Japanese Culture. Their culture uses paper as a major part of the country's most practiced religion: Shinto. Followers of Shinto treat paper with a respect, which is rarely seen today; using it as a means for purification and blessing. My images were created to emphasise the beauty of paper and the tangible quality of it, which perhaps we are losing through our increasingly digital existence.
Kat Burns • Cat Egerton • Ian Gotham • Yvonne Grimshaw Baker • Ian Hilditch • Jessica Minshull • Kelly Mitchell • Tish Scripps • Ben Warburton • Louise Webster •