A selection of artist Naoko Morisawa’s wood mosaic collages is available for public viewing at the Edmonds Library through March 15.
Morisawa’s work is a contemporary update of traditional Japanese wood mosaic popular during the Edo period (1603–1868). Her pieces, made from thousands of very small slices of natural and oil-dyed wood, explore imagery that comes from everyday natural and manufactured items, such as a wave, waterfall, or shoes.
Naoko received her BA in Design/Ceramics from Tama Art University in Tokyo. She has received several awards and her work has been showcased in a variety of galleries and museums, including the Seattle Art Museum.