Japanese influence in my work

I’ve always been fascinated by Japan and Japanese art. So much so that when I was a teenager I used to have a Japanese symbol that I signed my name with. I can’t remember what it is though.

I can’t quite work out how I never managed to visit Japan before last year. But now I’ve been I know I’ll be going regularly. I can’t imagine life without it. Yes I loved it that much.

Their art has always been a big influence on my work. I’ve lost count of how many books on Japanese art I have. Maybe that’ll be another post.

All my work is a little bit influenced by Japanese art but here are some that are more influence than most.

Here’s a selection of my work where the influence is most obvious.

On the streets _ClaireBrewster

On the streets, hand cut map of Washington DC, 76 cm x 76 cm


From Sea to sky, hand cut geographical maps, 72 x 62 cm


We Love this Place, hand cut Japanese map, 40 x 50 cm, available to buy here


Hypsofacto, hand cut Hypsographical map of SE Asia, 30 x 40 cm


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