I am essentially quite lazy with regard to blogging. Whereas some blogs are chock-full of fascinating links, interesting facts or intriguing articles I
prefer end up bumbling around expressing vague opinions about *life*, and that’s about it. Occasionally I come across something or someone I just have to share with you, and today is one of those days!
It’s too boring to go through the whole meandering path of how I got to him, but I have found Hiroyuki Hamada’s work/blog/website and love it all… His father took him and his family to the USA because of work when he was in his late teens, and he stayed. I have faint memories of perhaps having seen some of his work elsewhere, but I certainly didn’t retain much information about him, let alone his name. He has a website, a blog and there is an interview with him in Booooooom which I enjoyed. As much as anything I have enjoyed reading about his process of working: he talks about trials and errors and finding and getting lost. I don’t know whether you will feel as much of an affinity with his work as I do, but it generated a great feeling of excitement because brewing inside me is a whole mess of desires relating to 3-dimensional work with paper and I could relate to his interests in both surface and form. Who knows where it will all lead, if I can but clear out a load of rubbish from inside my head, knock a few things off my to do list (essential things like quarterly tax returns, for example – not voluntary and not optional either!), and GET DOWN TO WORK.