April 19, 2024


Art Shines Through

painting of three brown birds hanging around a patch of greenery with large reddish stones, one of which has a bird perched on it.

CREATORS – atelier*zephyr | Polyfield Magazine

Name: atelier*zephyr (Hisako)

Which came very first in your life, the science or the art?

I have loved to draw because I was a baby. At the identical time, I also grew up studying encyclopedias and illustrated books, which I by now experienced at property. I’ve generally relished observing ant nests, going out with an insect internet to catch cicadas, and seeking at phytoplankton below a microscope, and this hasn’t changed even as an grownup. So I believe artwork and science ended up simultaneous, at the very least in my childhood.

At to start with, I needed to be a individual who drew images for illustrated books. On the other hand, as I entered adolescence, I grew to become interested in abstract portray and other types of art, so I enrolled in a local junior college of artwork, and right after graduation, I ongoing my innovative functions these kinds of as summary portray while working at another occupation.

On the other hand, the plan of developing will work employing my favourite plants and animals as motifs has often been in the corner of my thoughts. Right after several twists and turns, I am now producing will work of artwork by observing, sketching, and photographing common birds and plants located in the town in which I reside.

From the azalea bush by atelier*zephyr

Which sciences relate to your art exercise?

I assume biology influences my inventive routines in general. Due to the fact my student times when I was making summary paintings, I have often been impressed by residing issues and the organic globe.

What components do you use to generate your artworks?

I use both equally hand-painted and electronic tactics.

Acrylic paints, watercolours, coloured pencils… I believe that digital illustration in individual even now has a whole lot to study for me.

Winter Letters by atelier*zephyr

In my is effective utilizing glass bottles, I use many products these kinds of as polymer clay and paper. Paper is a especially significant product, and I put together a selection of paper styles and pick paper that carefully resembles the texture of the motif I want to build. Flower petals, fallen leaves, grass, decaying wood… Relying on the option of paper, I can specific a variety of plants in distinct. It’s enjoyable to find new methods to express myself in the method of generating.

On the other hand, due to the fact of their miniature measurement, just about every component is only a couple millimeters to a handful of centimeters in dimension. If I am not cautious, they might fly away with my nose breath or slight movement. For that reason, when I discover myself, I at times hold my breath and work all the time!

Amanita ibotengutake by atelier*zephyr

Artwork/Exhibition you are most very pleased of:

I have exhibited and bought my functions not only in galleries but also in division merchants and multi-brand shops.
Therefore, in some cases people who are not extremely fascinated in dwelling factors occur to see my performs. One of my joys is that these men and women find my operate attention-grabbing and pay attention to my stories about character and living issues.

Portrait of birds #001 Long-tailed tit by atelier*zephyr

Which researchers and/or artists encourage and/or have motivated you?

There are so a lot of that it’s hard to decide on, but Masayuki Yabuuchi‘s scientific illustrations are one particular of my influences, as they typically appeared in the illustrations of the illustrated textbooks I study as a baby. I have a good deal of regard for him mainly because of his superb observation and description expertise.

Myxomycetes by atelier*zephyr

Is there everything else you want to tell us?

Because I grew to become unwell about 5 decades back, I have not been able to make is effective making use of glass bottles as significantly as I would like. Nonetheless, I am quite grateful to all of you who are searching ahead to my new works.

I would also like to even more review the industry of biology and make use of it in my functions.

For additional by atelier*zephyr, pay a visit to her internet site, Behance, and Pinterest.

Highlighted graphic: In the bush by atelier*zephyr
All images courtesy of the artist.

About the Author

Katrina Vera Wong

Katrina is a Korean-Chinese artist, writer, and editor. Discovering from literature, botany, herbaria and ikebana, she makes hybrid bouquets from dried or pressed crops and phone calls them Frankenflora. She at present writes about sciart at Art The Science, proofreads Unhappy Magazine, and blogs at Lifeology. She also designed Seagery Zine, a compact print publication that explores the overlap concerning art, science and literature.
Her Frankenflora have been exhibited in Vancouver, BC, at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Science Entire world, and the VIVO Media Arts Centre.

Katrina was born on the standard territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishnaabeg (so-called Hamilton, ON), lifted in Singapore, and is grateful to be living on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations (so-known as Vancouver, BC). She graduated from the College of Victoria with a BSc in Biology and English. Instagram: @furiebeckite