Kazumi Seki – bittersweet


Kazumi Seki



Techniques & Materials:

This is a Coptic accordion book. Hand drawing images with matcha are applied on hand made cotton paper. Matcha is one of my favorite teas which has bittersweet taste and scents. Bitterness evokes sweetness not only in taste but also in emotions. The paper is made with under beaten cotton, and has fluffy feeling which helps to creates dreamy atmosphere.

Artist Statement: I met a girl in the summer of 2023. She had a dream to be a fashion designer. Her hopeful image inspired me and invoked my bittersweet memory as well as my new dream. The process of making this book is the investigation about the gender role which I had unconsciously.

Website: kazumiseki.com