Aquatic Blossom, oil on canvas, 48x48

Junko Yamamoto

The circular forms that reappear and disappear in all of the pieces signal consciousness and interconnectedness. My creations show my indebtedness to the forms of Japanese popular culture; particularly comic books. Dialogue bubbles invoke communication and the ways pop cultural imagery help to shape and structure our consciousness, even though they exist as an escape from "real life." The perpetual openness of talk-bubbles and thought-clouds invites play, a precarious sense of possibility, as changeable and ephemeral as the clouds in a spring sky.


Water Bubble, oil on canvas, 48x48

Untitled, oil on canvas, 48x60

Falling Into Places, oil on canvas, 48x48

After the End, oil on canvas, 36x36

Manifestation, oil on canvas, 36x36

Between Existence, oil on canvas, 36x36

Cactus Bloom, oil on canvas, 48x48

Looking for Lady Bug, oil on canvas, 48x60

It Is Being, oil on canvas, 30x30

Affirmation, oil on canvas, 36x36

Forward, oil on canvas, 36x36

Train of Thought, oil on canvas, 36x36