Eriko Takahashi

PEACE CRANE (3.11.2011)

My work is a metaphor for myself.  Using abstract forms with fragile elements, I speak my emotions and capture the moments of my experience in a visual space.  This is a “star book” origami structure and uniquely sewn with cord in a custom box. The text (a haiku) is hot stamped in silver and black foil with hand-set type:

PEACE CRANE (3.11.2011)

Silver wave crashed

Swept into darkness

May peace cranes

Fly over the horizon

Bring sunrise to silence

About the Artist

Eriko Takahashi was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to the USA in 1990. She studied ESL and Fine Arts in Seattle, WA, received a BFA from The College of Santa Fe, NM and a MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA.  She now works at the Collection Care Unit at the Free Library of Philadelphia .  

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