Thursday, August 17, 2006

occupied Japan

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21 Comments:

Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

It's so good to see you back! I love this one. What a beautiful photo.

10:00 PM  
Blogger Natalia L. Rudychev said...

J. Andrew

Thank you! Good to see you!
I have a small collection
of occupied Japan figurines.

11:26 PM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

This floods the mind with MacArthur, and black and white WWII movies. Your art is so rich in image and thought provoking journeys!!

4:28 AM  
Blogger Natalia L. Rudychev said...

Pat

Thank you for making me read Douglas MacArturs' biography.
I've been thinking about this
haiga for quite a long time.
Two years ago I found out that
the plane that dropped a bomb
on Hiroshima was named Enola Gay
after the pilot's mother. For me
there was something unnerving about
a plane bearing the name of the
mother to cause such loss of life.
For me mother symbolizes the most
beautiful lifegiving force. And every time I look at my occupied Japan figurines I can not stop thinking what did they feel when they created them. So I had to express it in some way. Uf :)

5:01 AM  
Blogger Ashi said...

So many have already said it - but on the other hand welcome back -
Now about this little masterpiece indeed well done.

9:33 AM  
Blogger Natalia L. Rudychev said...

Ashi

Thank you. I'm glad to be back. And thank you for being kind to my haiga. Your words mean a lot to me.

10:12 AM  
Blogger polona said...

oh, a beautiful, moving haiga!
and thank you for explaining some backgrounds to this.

2:06 PM  
Blogger Natalia L. Rudychev said...

Polona

Thank you. Thoughts connected to this haiga were bugging me for quite some time.

2:22 PM  
Blogger Aurora said...

I have never seen something quite like this! Natalia, well done!

3:10 PM  
Blogger Natalia L. Rudychev said...

Aurora

Thank you! Your new picture is so charming. Did you draw it yourself?

8:03 PM  
Blogger Aurora said...

Natalia, the picture was drawn for me by Eric. Isn't it adorable?

8:51 AM  
Blogger steve said...

It says so much

7:46 PM  
Blogger floots said...

so much sadness and narrative in this one

9:45 PM  
Blogger Natalia L. Rudychev said...

Steve

Thank you!

5:06 AM  
Blogger Natalia L. Rudychev said...

Floots

Thank you! These little figurines do not let me forget those who made them. It is hard to express they make me both sad and proud for them. The figurines are so fragile and yet they endured for so long. In a way I feel responsible for them because they mean so much.

5:17 AM  
Blogger Shane said...

wow - evocative history

9:54 PM  
Blogger Amalendu said...

so less in word.. yet so much in expression...
It’s an exquisite effort Natalia...

2:25 AM  
Blogger Natalia L. Rudychev said...

Shane

Thank you. I've been thinking about this one for a long time.

2:12 PM  
Blogger Natalia L. Rudychev said...

Shyamalee

Thank you! I'm glad you can relate.

2:13 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

This is an amazing haiga.

4:20 PM  
Blogger Natalia L. Rudychev said...

Janet

Thank you! Your words are very important to me.

3:11 AM  

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