Winter Wonderland II 2023
This is a drawing study of the snowy landscape outside of Shizco’s Scotland studio, capturing the essence of her artistic moments in the daily studio practice.
Shizico believes drawing as a direct and intimate means of contouring one's life and interpreting the surrounding world.
Each line becomes a tactile connection to the nuanced details of objects and the landscapes she inhabits, creating a visual narrative that evolves with a person's life and memories.
A distinctive and signature element in Shizico's artistic repertoire is the use of gilded gold. This visual language becomes an instrument through which she plays with space, imparting an effect reminiscent of Japanese block prints and Kintsugi(金継ぎ), the art of "golden joinery." The incorporation of gilded gold adds a fresh language to the drawing, introducing another dimension that deepens the fascination inherent in Shizico's work.