Naoko Morisawa/ Morisawa Studio

Naoko Morisawa/ Morisawa Studio

About The Artist

Naoko Morisawa • Seattle, WA

My artwork is hand-made of thousands of very small slices of natural and oil-dyed wood-cut pieces 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. 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. When seen from a distance, my artwork looks like a painting. The details of the work and mosaic technique slowly emerge when the viewer comes closer. Look closely and see the vibrancy and movements of the wood patterns. By using wood mosaic I can show the life and energy inside my work with tiny wood pieces. I make art that is natural, playful and lifts people’s spirits. But I also want my artwork to be about myself, like a diary. Each piece is created with the care one would use writing a letter to a loved one or friend. Bright, fun, and unusual subjects attract and inspire me to work in new direction


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Q&A with the Artist

Tell us how your work is made.

Mixed media with wood and paper

What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

Passion to trust myself and my design

What is something unique about you or your practice?

Long-time labor consumed work but look very beautiful at the end with 3D looking effect. People say my work is 2D sculpture kind artwork.