Limited Print "Blossoms of Nara"

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Limited Print "Blossoms of Nara"

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his series was inspired while in Japan where I observed a common mass-produced structure beneath my feet; the Japanese utility lid. The Japanese see the value of art in something as lowly as a utility cover. While other nations mass-produce banal iron circles by the thousands, the Japanese create objects of art. Public art is crucial to keeping urban life vibrant and interesting, but outdoor space is too often reserved for advertising or covered in graffiti of dubious artistic merit. Japan, however, has capitalized on an unusual canvas for a unique genre of public art; the lowly utility cover.
 

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Blossoms of Nara
By Dennis Mccart
21cm (W) x21cm (H)

Photo Rag - Ultra Smooth 305 gsm 100% White Cotton

A medium weight, ultra-matte fine art cotton rag paper, manufactured by Hahnemühle.

2016 | Brisbane artist brings beauty of manhole covers to life, Sydney Morning Herald _ Link

2016 | Above and Below, The Japan Foundation, Chippendale, Sydney, NSW.

2015 | Beneath our Feet, The Hold Art Space, West End, Qld.