Solo exhibition by Haruka Ostley
"Amenimo Makezu" (Unbeaten by Rain), one of the most read and memorized poems in Japan, grounded me through my pregnancy. The poem carries a sense of stillness, peace, humility and unconditional love, which kept me going through the uncertainty of bringing new life to the world. Discovering the back story of this poem led me to create this body of work. As I enjoy the every day growth of my first child, I am once again looking around at my surroundings with fresh eyes and taking deep breaths. Inhaling... and exhaling colors to my canvas.