Kate T. Williamson: A Year in Japan

Williamson is particularly inspired by Japanese scroll paintings, especially the work of Sesshu (1420 – 1506), as well as by the various series of nineteen-century woodblock prints by Hiroshige (well known for The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido) and Hokusai (Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji). By depicting specific moments, Williamson aims to convey a larger sense of Japan and the beauty –both ornate and everyday– that can be found everywhere. The perfect complement to the Cherry Blossom Festival, these works on paper, oil paintings, and matchbox dioramas present a multi-faceted look at Japan.