Chinese Worker Shoes - Seed
Chinese Worker Shoes - Seed

4x6'

Seed is made of several reductive relief prints (woodcut) fixed together with archival rice paste 

Created while studying traditional Chinese woodcut printing in Nanjing. The arts institute was expanding so there were large groups of construction workers living on campus who come in from the countryside for the job. The workers would leave their shoes out to dry, and they thought it was pretty funny that I would sit and draw their shoes...kind of smile and laugh in a confused way before taking their shoes and retreating into their tiny quarters. The construction workers shoes are made of cloth and rubber, I ordered a pair online and it was delivered for an all-inclusive $2. The shoes are ubiquitous for the working class across China.

Ezee
Ezee

"Ezee" is a portrait of 13 year old Ezeevalu Samazyualie, from Cape Dorset, Nunavut in Canada. Nunavut is an Inuit territory in Canada. Cape Dorset is known as the capital of Inuit art, as approximately 40% of its residents earn an income from artwork. It is also home to Canada's oldest printmaking shop, Kinngait Studios, where they create yearly editions of lithographs, etchings, and stonecut prints. The figure on the left is a self-portrait from this year by Ezeevalu. The figure on the right is a portrait of Ezeevalu from last year, by Alexa Hatanaka. 

by Alexa Hatanaka and Ezeevalu Samayualie

Linocut on Washi, Edition of 11

21.5x31"

2016

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Chinese Worker Shoes - Seed
Ezee
chineseworkersshoes_seed.jpg
Chinese worker shoes.jpg
03AH2011chineseworkersshoes.jpg
hatanaka_submission_detail.jpg
01AH2011chineseworkersshoes.jpg
chineseworkersshoes_seedinstall_zurich2014.jpg
02AH2011chineseworkersshoes.jpg
smallsizeMarkusieEdithTilu.jpg
1 Final Reconciliation West33&Arbutus-2.jpg
1FinalReconciliationBroadway&Laurel-1.jpg
1 FinalReconciliation KingEdward&Cambie-2.jpg
seemeSeemi25x37_2014.jpg
2 Final ReconciliationCommercial&Adanac-1.jpg
IOU_40x92_2012.jpg
platt_HatanakaThompson_25x37_2014.jpg
SonofMeese18.5x25_2014.jpg
my elder.JPG
small_Hman_lino_2015.jpg
small_balaclavablue_lino_2015.jpg
small_balaclava_lino_2015.jpg
small_grammefromlife2_lino_2015.jpg
small_grammafromlife_lino_2015.jpg
FukushimaDaiichi2_36x46_2011crop.jpg
FukushimaDaiichi36x46_2011crop.jpg
9.0_22x46_2012.jpg
pollutioncloud13x26_2011.jpg
trukmax.jpg
Chinese Worker Shoes - Seed

4x6'

Seed is made of several reductive relief prints (woodcut) fixed together with archival rice paste 

Created while studying traditional Chinese woodcut printing in Nanjing. The arts institute was expanding so there were large groups of construction workers living on campus who come in from the countryside for the job. The workers would leave their shoes out to dry, and they thought it was pretty funny that I would sit and draw their shoes...kind of smile and laugh in a confused way before taking their shoes and retreating into their tiny quarters. The construction workers shoes are made of cloth and rubber, I ordered a pair online and it was delivered for an all-inclusive $2. The shoes are ubiquitous for the working class across China.

Ezee

"Ezee" is a portrait of 13 year old Ezeevalu Samazyualie, from Cape Dorset, Nunavut in Canada. Nunavut is an Inuit territory in Canada. Cape Dorset is known as the capital of Inuit art, as approximately 40% of its residents earn an income from artwork. It is also home to Canada's oldest printmaking shop, Kinngait Studios, where they create yearly editions of lithographs, etchings, and stonecut prints. The figure on the left is a self-portrait from this year by Ezeevalu. The figure on the right is a portrait of Ezeevalu from last year, by Alexa Hatanaka. 

by Alexa Hatanaka and Ezeevalu Samayualie

Linocut on Washi, Edition of 11

21.5x31"

2016

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