In a large and integrated space, we should, at the same time, dream of a house with wings, creaking in a weak and imperceptible wind, refining its force. -Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space (La Poetique de l’espace)
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Japanese Artist Hasuwa Tomoko embraces international travel, which fits her outgoing personality and passion, absorbing experiences and transferring them onto canvas. A trip to Morocco sparked inspiration for the Parallel Series, portraying her interpretation and understanding of a parallel world. She noted how traditional Moroccan Muslim garb utilizing hijabs and purdah to veil women at a certain level resembled the masks and hoodies popular among Japanese girls. The same principle reflected a different meaning once seen in a different culture.
Perhaps we are overly focused on diferences, to the extent of exaggerating them and fomenting conflict, until we live in parallel paths with no intersection. Even if the parallel world is a self-created one, Hasuwa uses resonance between her works to creats links and points of references, connecting and interlinking a shared inner awareness, a force that combines the past, present, and future.