Works    Geisha and maiko

Diamonds by Julie Podstolski

Diamonds  2014

Coloured pencils on pescia paper

410 x 410 mm

The title refers literally to patterns in the paving stones and figuratively to the jewel-like rarity of maiko.  Their grace, elegance and fabulous outfits light up any space, even a city street. The three maiko are (left to right) Satsuki, Katsutomo and Mameroku.  


"Diamonds" was awarded the 'Works on Paper Commendation' at City of Wanneroo Art Awards 2015. The judges' comments are as follows: This work on paper is created in coloured pencil.  The technical use of the medium is unsurpassed.  The softness of shading and capturing of light and shade is excellent.  There is a wonder to the geisha walking through the modern landscape.


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