Carboard Mosaic Collage Project

PrizeShortlist in Painting
CompanyMorisawa Studio
ArtistNaoko Morisawa Mixed Media- Wood Mosaics, Acrylic, Oil/ Sumi ink My artwork is made of hundreds of very small slices of oil-dyed wood chips on board. The variety of wood grain is very beautiful and the pattern is never

Wood is an important component in my art. The life of a tree and the energy in each grain of wood are why I use wood. My artwork is hand-made of thousands of very small slices of natural and oil-dyed (wood) chips on board. I like to incorporate the patterns in the wood and enhance them with oil-stain. The variety of wood grain is very beautiful and the pattern is never the same. The combinations of natural and oil-stained grains create interesting shadows and impressions. My imagery comes from common items: a cupcake, shoes, a wave, and waterfalls etc. CBS Seattle News named Naoko Morisawa Studio as one of Best 5 Seattle local Artists in 2016. I am currently developing a new body of work using other materials such as paper, cardboard and garden hose etc in addition to wood mosaic art-form. Cardboard is a modern form made from wood.

Morisawa was born in Tokyo, Japan, and studied art at Tama Art University, one of the top art schools in Japan. She’s worked as a commercial designer for Godiva Chocolate and Twining Tea, and taught art classes in Tokyo, Yokohama, and the Canadian Embassy for more than 10 years. Morisawa currently works in Seattle and has exhibited her work across the US. in more than 35 states, in Japanese museums, and the Dublin Biennale 2014. Corporate window presentations include Amazon, GE, Nordstrom. She’s also been commissioned for public art projects for the cities of Seattle, Lynnwood, Shoreline WA.