I’ve been making a zine every month and the series is called 梅子と僕 / Umeko and I

I use my sewing machine for binding papers. 

Surprisingly a normal sewing machine sews papers pretty well.

I sew 11 sheets of papers (including a cover page) with a gauge 14 needle.

 

 

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I design envelopes for subscribers too. 

 

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http://umekotoboku.wordpress.com

 

 

These are some water colour paintings for character design.

 

主人公

She is a main character.  / うめちゃん (Ume-chan)

 

 

 

ももえちゃん

Main character’s mentor, and good friends. /  桃絵師匠 (Master Momoe)

 

つばき研究生

Master Momoe’s soul mate. / つばき研究生 (Research student Tsubaki)

 

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Taro / たろうちゃん (Friends)

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Hanshin-kun / 阪神君 (Friends)

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Imazu-kun / 今津君 (Friends)

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Kokeshi-senpai / こけし先輩 (Mentor)

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Tsuruko / 鶴子さん (Main-character’s enemy)

 

 

I have also published a photographic zine.

 

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My photographic zine is partially a research book about how people try to accommodate their garden in small back streets of my hometown. 

 

 

Oh… one important thing. I am showing my paintings at jubilee GALLERY now. 

 

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http://jubileegallery.jp

For those of you who can’t make it to my show and who wants to have an early sneak peek.

I wish you were here…. Sad you are not here, but glad you are not here.

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Yasuhito Ota


Titles and details

01

Title: Mum’s Barbie doll cloth

Medium: Digital textile print on wool

Size: 130cm x183cm

Year: 2012

02

Title: The Buns.

Installation piece of 2 objects, painting and knitted sculpture

Painting

Medium:Oil, soft paster and embroidery on cotton canvas

Size:101.6cm x 101.6cm

Knitted Sculpture

Medium: Wool hand knitted ball stuffed with polyester waddings in black calico bag,size varies

Year:2012

03-05

Title: Hi? Hey! Hello.

Medium: Gun tufting, Wool and synthetic yarn on synthetic canvas

Size: Varies

Year:2012

06

Title: Thank god for mom and dad for sticking two together, ‘Cause we don’t know how…

Medium: Oil on canvas

Size: 373cm x 230cm

Year:2012

07

Title: Closer than heaven, and close to Sun.

Medium: Oil on linen

Size: 180cm x 140cm

Year:2012

08

Title: Found watermelon  (Part of the instalation with 09 and 10)

Medium: Digital textile print on wool

Size: 130cm x183cm

Year: 2012

09 

Title: Untitled  (Part of the instalation with 08 and 09)

Medium: Digital embroiderly on canvas

Size: Approx. 150cmx150cmx150cm, Tee Pee Tent

Year: 2012

10

Title: Kokeshi Tribe  (Part of the instalation with 09 and 10)

Medium: Digital textile print on wool

Size: 130cm x183cm

Year: 2012

Closeup

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Heaven

Whole

Eaerly

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Updeates.

 

I finished ‘See No Evil’ and ‘Hear No Evil’. I also finished tufting the ‘Speak No Evil’ just today.

I still have to make some cherries and petals, then leaves !?

 

See no evil

I’ll give titles to these soon.

Approx.  150 x 135 x 4.5 (cm)

 

Hearnoevil

 

I’ll give titles to these soon.

Approx.  150 x 135 x 4.5 (cm)

 

Last

 

Yup Still hairy and upside-down

 

Back

Back side of it.

 

 

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One of the object for big installation

  

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Cherries and Petals.

My first gun tufting piece is nearly complete. I made a MDF backing board and laid the work on to it.

I’m waiting for a silicon glue to dry in between the rug and the MDF.

 

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This is the second piece I worked on this week, and so far this is my personal favorite. It took lot less time than I expected.

I started working on this piece from Tuesday and I finished it on Friday afternoon. Nice.

This is how it looked when I was working on it. I worked on it upside-down, because I used 45 mm needle height for the hair part which is also the biggest area of the rug. 

 

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I flipped the photograph for you and this is the front. 

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I am also making some object to go around the 3 pieces. 

Cherrys