tama : fallen princess

went to the tama exhibition at vanilla – wondrous, as always …her work always leaves me feeling awed and envious – tama herself also still as enchanting as ever, maybe several years since i last met her? – new book out and many new self-made items – who cannot resist a mug cup decorated with a girl sawn in half?!

yaso skull exhibition

group show at parabolica-bis with lots of big names, and me – i have two paintings in this: teddy bear operation and still anatomically incorrect – 01 april to 08 may – ¥500 entrance

th extrArt file.08

new issue of th extrart has a six page feature on nananano’s “trevor cos”; the alice in hollowland works – also featured in this issue is hajime kinoko (red works), kaoru mori, mai tamagawa, yuko fukuse, brandi milne, hinaduki yoruno, hiroyuki takei, ryu kimura, momoko peach …and more

see also: i heart u

modern kinbaku techniques

beginner level instruction dvd by hajime kinoko – completely gaijin friendly: region-free dvd and fully subtitled in english – and as a shibari tuition dvd it looks excellent – very detailed and very clear instructions – rope and obliging girlfriend not included – in stock at akatako

see also insomnia and inspiration

^ beginner level?, yikes!

^ re-subtitled by tb, heh!

of course i wanted it as a nananano fanboy – it’s kinda unusual to see her in this kutesy kawaii chic – i bought at hajime kinoko’s new and all-too-brief red exhibition (ends tomorrow!) – nano arrived at the gallery, just as i was getting it signed, rolling eyes and collapsing into characteristic giggles


a rare trevor brown excursion into the third dimension – this was intended for a nananano cosplay photo of a new tb painting – but she may not do the image because of some other difficult elements (she’s reluctant to cheat by using cg) – whatever, it was fun to make, and i’m reasonably happy with it despite my minimal sculpting abilities – so it may still end up as an objet d’art in itself at our exhibition (october)