This mural is on the front and sides of my natural indigo dyeing studio, AiAii in Sumoto city on Awaji Island in Japan.
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The leaves represent all nature, and the pink arms are interwoven around the building and through the plants in a loving embrace.
“blue hands warm heart”, as I like to think.
The work was completed in January 2020. A few months before we opened the studio properly.
3 flights of scaffolding! We needed to put it up anyway to repair cracks in the building.
A tiny mock-up made with paper. before the colours were inversed (blue hands pink plants)
I made lots of sketches and it was tricky to choose the final design. I always have fun mixing paint colours though.