This is a really wonderful project by Toronto-based photographer Haley Friesen and San Francisco-based calligraphy artist Nobuhiro Sato.
”[..] This series explores multiple forms of artistic expressions in an attempt of collaboration to create beauty, movement and energy. I’ve always considered Japanese characters to have a strong resemblance to dancers and motion. There’s something about the sweeping gestures and graceful twists that make the slashes and splatters of hiragana and katana ink characters appear as a choreographed dance to my eyes. I’m sure this concept is much more effective –or perhaps just effective in a different manner- to those who are illiterate in Japanese. [..]”
It’s so beautiful to me, this intersection of differente tools and methods, in creating a new and powerful work of art. There are so many different tecniques and things we can use, alone or mixed together, to create and express ourselves. I love when two or more are within the same work. It’s always so much inspiring.