Last night we had an artist talk with our new artist in residency Emi Kodama.
Emi told us about her interest in stories and how there are two sides to every story. Emi explained that she found it intriguing that one side wouldn't be able to exist with out the other (like two sides of a coin).
Emi read us a story from an artist book she wrote and illustrated about a girl that was going on a trip. The audience was then asked what the important part of the story was. It was pointed out that each persons thought would be different, we were also asked the question “would you rather be stuck on a desert island with the person you loved? Or the person that loved you?”
Emi then told us her current interest of hiding places both physical and mental as well as her hopes for the park residency.
The night lead to a lot of great conversation, and a request that Emi have another artist talk at the end of her stay (Emi is staying for a month and has been with us for 1 week).
It was also suggestion that Emi go explore in amongst the Tuckamore trees up the coast where there are some great little hid-a-ways. (For those of you that aren’t familiar with tuckamore trees, they are tight knit wind twisted trees that grow along the coast)
Here is Emi’s web sight http://emikodama.com/EmiKodama/Index.html
And a picture from last nights talk