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Aki: Looking for Release

The Japanese word for fall is Aki

These two symbols are Mons.
A mon is a Japanese family crest.
These particular mons are bamboo leaves.
These motifs are hand-painted repeatedly throughout the kimono as a pattern

She runs through the forest Looking for Release.
Suddenly the autumn winds bend back the bamboo maze
and there, before her, lays the path of her exodus.

Medium: Watercolor, gouache, and color pencil

Original size: 14" x 28"

Created 1996 Copyrighted 1997
by Elizabeth Koval Maffeo


1995-2004 Elizabeth Koval