Meet the Artist: Linda Yamamoto
Wednesday Apr 11 10:15 AM
Honolulu Museum of Art
Meet the artists who are in the exhibition Hawai‘i Art Now. Each Wednesday from Feb 15 to April 18, we offer an encounter with an artist who is in Hawai‘i Art Now. A docent will lead you on a tour of the show, where an artist will be on hand to discuss his or her work. This week's artist is Linda Yamamoto.
This is Linda's statement about her work Life Lessons:
Life Lessons, is a cross between Grimms’ Fairy Tales, Hieronymus Bosch, Sigmund Freud, the Buddhist ink paintings of Abbot Toba, and my own life experience. I had originally envisioned the frogs to all be teachers or mentors, but as the work developed I began to see them as a part of a broader spectrum. A few of them are teachers and mentors but then there are their guests who are friends, friends of friends, acquaintances, the hang-arounders, and the uninvited. The baby is witnessing various acts and behaviors far beyond its ability to fully grasp and yet will process this information in a way that shapes its future reality. It is the beginning of a longer story, and I don’t know how it ends just yet. But it seems to me that it’s probably not a good idea to leave your baby alone with a bunch of frogs as they tend to be capricious, rowdy, lacking in good manners and common sense.