Oiwasan Unryu-zu (painting of dragon and clouds)

Oiwasan Unryu-zu (painting of dragon and clouds) 2016

Oiwasan Unryu-zu (painting of dragon and clouds)

Oiwa shrine, known as a power spot in Hitachi city, has been a place of worship. The remains of the Jomon period in the precinct are remnants of its over 700 year-old history. At KENPOKU ART 2016, Miki Okamura undertook a ceiling painting for Sai Shrine, one of the premises in Oiwa Shrine. In the painting, a flying dragon casts its gaze on viewers through the clouds over the Oiwa Mountain. This perspective is a new approach to ceiling paintings, which generally create the view from below. Okamura’s approach represents our modern perspective of the world changed with the space exploration, which provided us with a view of the earth from satellite and spacecraft. At the same time, through the gaze of the majestic dragon, the artist expresses our persistent belief in natural and mythical existence.

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A-14

Artist

Miki OKAMURA

Miki OKAMURA Miki OKAMURA

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