Architecture Girl x Itoya Paper Sample Wall

£100.00

  • Image of Architecture Girl x Itoya Paper Sample Wall
  • Image of Architecture Girl x Itoya Paper Sample Wall
  • Image of Architecture Girl x Itoya Paper Sample Wall
  • Image of Architecture Girl x Itoya Paper Sample Wall
  • Image of Architecture Girl x Itoya Paper Sample Wall

Artist's notes on style, materials and inspiration:

As the summer is gradually drawing to a close, thoughts are of the return to the school year, and a time for new stationery. One of my favourite shops for this in Tokyo is Itoya, a stationers founded in 1904. The main store building has moved sites several times and been rebuilt a couple of times too, the most recent one in 2015 (G. Itoya). The renovations saw a lot of the stationery stock moved to a smaller store (K. Itoya) in the street behind, so that the flagship could show off several different themes in a more visual way. On floor seven, which is devoted to fine paper, you will find a wall covered in small square paper samples, set on their corners to look like a beautiful coloured gradient of diamonds. This (interior) architecture girl was inspired by that wall, and has her glasses on to make her choices.

Turned from American Tulipwood, a sustainable and interestingly grained timber, the pieces are turned by a production wood turner in the UK to my designs, then painted by me, a British artist. Finished in a semi-matt acrylic protective top coat.

Approximately 24cm in height.

My pieces are painted in a naïve and simple style, with visible brush strokes and differing paint consistencies. It is important to note that these dolls are made from real wood which will have naturally occurring markings and grain, and sometimes there will be small amount of bleeding along the grain, or knots, which is to be expected when using untreated wood - please make sure you consult the pictures carefully before purchasing.

PLEASE NOTE: Wood girls should be kept away from water which can damage the wood and painted surface, and also away from direct heat/ sunlight which also can affect the surface colour and the timber itself.

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