Sumiko Sakamoto's artworks website

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ART WORK

Six categories of artworks lineup;
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01 Beyond time and space

I approach my painting with the intention to capture various perspectives on a single canvas,
like the passage of time and the morphing of special relationships.
It is exciting to me to present a fantastic vision from my imagination
that extends beyond the reality around us.

A Dream at Dawn

Long ago, I witnessed a flock of white birds slumbering peacefully in the arms of an old tree which grew at the edge of the castle’s moat.

Technique Acrylics
Size 23.9 x 28.6 in.
Creation 2021
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Aquatic Planet 2021

It may not be long before we can enjoy views of our planet as we travel through space.

Technique Acrylics
Size 20.9 x 17.9 in.
Creation 2021
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Transients in Arcadia

It reminded me of imagery from O. Henry’s short story, “Transients of Arcadia”.

Technique Acrylics
Size 17.9 x 15.0 in.
Creation 2021
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Prismatic Hours

I tried to make different dimensions coexist, such as a dream world projected on a veil of light and a connection to the universe.

Technique Acrylics
Size 23.9 x 28.6 in.
Creation 2021
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Tree of Life

We are all connected to worlds beyond our immediate sight.

Technique Acrylics
Size 63.8 x 51.3 in.
Creation 2020
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Ammonite’s Dream

Le Salon 2021 Human lives are like a blink to the eye of time. Fossils that are millions of years old sleep beneath our modern world.

Technique Oil
Size 35.8 x 45.9 in.
Creation 2020
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To the Future

In this canvas I wanted to join the past, present, and my imagination of the future in Tokyo.

Technique Acrylics
Size 17.9 x 15.0 in.
Creation 2020
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Dreaming Giraffes

I was inspired by the lines of cranes framing the cargo docks. To my imagination they seemed like giraffes standing together.

Technique Acrylics
Size 28 .6 x 20.9 in.
Creation 2019
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Another World I

The view brought the sudden inspiration – the bright night sky being opened up, spilling forth a Balinese vista in daylight.

Technique Acrylics
Size 45.9 x 45.9 in.
Creation 2018
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Another World II

I tried to visualize myself as a lotus with my face turned to the sky.

Technique Acrylics
Size 45.9 x 45.9 in.
Creation 2018
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Aquatic Planet

My inspiration was the beauty of our blue planet and the infinite reaches of space.

Technique Acrylics
Size 63.8 x 51.3 in.
Creation 2018
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Aquatic Planet – To the Moon

I drew inspiration from the imagery of classic films and “The Blue Danube”, a waltz by Johann Strauss II.

Technique Acrylics
Size 20.9 x 17.9 in.
Creation 2018
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Aquatic Planet – Fly to the Outer Space

It feels as if no matter how much we learn, we have only scratched the surface of understanding our universe.

Technique Acrylics
Size 45.5 x 45.5 in.
Creation 2018
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Trajectory to the Future

I wanted to paint the trajectory of a life, shown in the future of an imagined girl.

Technique Acrylics
Size 63.8 x 51.3 in.
Creation 2016
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My town, my planet

A multidimensional Tokyo inspired by my paper crafts and local vistas.

Technique Acrylics
Size 45.9 x 35.8 in.
Creation 2016
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Looking up to the Sky

Architectural elements reimagined as an organic window to different perspectives.

Technique Acrylics
Size 45.9 x 35.8 in.
Creation 2016
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Window to the world

It made me realize how many people, perhaps unseen and unrecognized, supported businesses like my own.

Technique Acrylics
Size 57.3 x 44.1 in.
Creation 2015
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The coming of spring

A night scene expressing the hope and hesitation within a girl growing into a woman.

Technique Acrylics
Size 45.9 x 35.8 in.
Creation 2015
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02 Inspired by Bali

My time in Bali is a treasured memory that I will always carry with me.
The landscapes were stimulating and gave me inspiration as well as being familiar and gentle.
Those memories constantly give me inspiration.

The Other Side of the Door

Exquisitely decorated doors are commonplace on the island of Bali – what if one opened to another world?

Technique Acrylics
Size 63.8 x 51.3 in.
Creation 2019
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The Other Side of the Door – Moonlight

A doorway stands as gateway between the biting winter air and the humid, hot winds of the tropics.

Technique Oil, Acrylics
Size 57.3 x 44.1 in.
Creation 2019
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The Other Side of the Door – Breeze

One day a mysterious breeze breathes life into an ancient relief…

Technique Acrylics
Size 57.3 x 44.1 in.
Creation 2019
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Southern Sea Fairies 2020

A smaller presentation of nereids at play.

Technique Acrylics
Size 17.9 x 15.0 in.
Creation 2020
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Southern Sea Fairies

Inspired by a visit to an aquarium, nereids dance among sea plants.

Technique Acrylics
Size 63.8 x 51.3 in.
Creation 2019
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Memories of Ubud

The common becomes uncommon, ephemeral moments amongst the rice fields.

Technique Acrylics
Size 9.5 x 13.1 in.
Creation 2018
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Crossover

My heart and thoughts turn to Bali even as I tread the sidewalks of Tokyo.

Technique Acrylics
Size 63.8 x 51.3 in.
Creation 2017
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Dream

What is real and what is a dream when butterflies and leaves leap out of a painting?

Technique Acrylics
Size 39.4 x 59.1 in.
Creation 2015
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03 Celebration of Mother Nature

The moon is one of my favorite motifs; its light brings fresh perspective to familiar haunts.
Trees speak to me of connection and holding steadfast in the face of transition, rooted and stable,
but branching out for new growth, bringing together earth and sky.

A Thousand Years of Solitude

As I thought of this sad fate, I imagined that the moon had been watching over these haunted places for all those long.

Technique Oil, Acrylics
Size 63.8 x 51.3 in.
Creation 2021
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Forest Sound II

A re-imaging of “Forest Sound” in a larger presentation for Le Salon.

Technique Oil, Acrylics
Size 35.8 x 28.6 in.
Creation 2021
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A Gift from the Moon

I wanted to pay homage to the sakura in bloom and paint this historical subject matter in such a way that it was uniquely my own.

Technique Acrylics
Size 28.6 x 35.8 in.
Creation 2021
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Sound of Forest

A graceful queen providing music for her woodland court.

Technique Acrylics
Size 17.9 x 15.0 in.
Creation 2021
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My Spring with Ken

My beloved dog helped me rediscover the beauty in familiar scenery.

Technique Acrylics
Size 57.3 x 44.1 in.
Creation 2021
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On an Autumn Day

Nature prepares for the inevitable, even if the present is a blissful moment.

Technique Acrylics
Size 57.3 x 44.1 in.
Creation 2021
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Summer Grass

The change of season brings about a melancholic longing for summer.

Technique Acrylics
Size 15.0 x 17.9 in.
Creation 2019
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The Same Moon

Viewing the moon while wearing an antique kimono turns my mind to the women who wore the garment before me.

Technique Acrylics
Size 17.9 x 15.0 in.
Creation 2018
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Starry Night

A beautiful sight encouraged me to be brave and carry on.

Technique Oil
Size 20.9 x 17.9 in.
Creation 2017, 2021
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Spring gone by

Two trees completed each other and formed a perfect whole. Perhaps loves completes and perfects us as well.

Technique Acrylics
Size 51.3 x 63.8 in.
Creation 2013
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The Fourteenth Moon

The full moon and wistful anticipation.

Technique Acrylics
Size 15.0 x 21.3 in.
Creation 2012
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Gold Leaves

Colored leaves sparkle like gold coins in the late afternoon sunlight.

Technique Pastel
Size 45.9 x 35.8 in.
Creation 2012
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Mimosa Night

There was a truly magnificent mimosa tree growing in a park near my studio. The tree was overflowing with brilliant yellow blossoms and I knew I had to paint it.

Technique Pastel
Size 30x21 in.
Creation 2011
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04 Flowers, flowers, flowers

Flowers have always held a timeless power to evoke our emotions.
They touch our hearts and influence our moods.
I always enjoy trying to capture their intangible, evocative power in my paintings.

Distant Summer Memories

This work was inspired by my memories of a summer during my adolescence in Japan.

Technique Acrylics
Size 17.9 x 20.9 in.
Creation 2021
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Flower Bouquet

Emotions immortalized in floral arrangements.

Technique Acrylics
Size 7.1 x 9.4 in.
Creation 2017
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Sunday Afternoon

Anthuriums grace an exotic sanctuary.

Technique Acrylics
Size 15.0 x 21.3 in.
Creation 2016
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Rainbow Rose

虹色に輝く星屑を糧に、宇宙に気高く咲く花

Technique Acrylics
Size 21.3 x 15.0 in.
Creation 2015
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05 Artworks created with customers

Commissions and customer collaborations afford me a unique and precious experience.

A Faraway Land

A client’s commission, an emblem of will and determination.

Technique Oil
Size 17.9 x 20.9 in.
Creation 2019
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Moonlight

In an ancient house, lotuses adore the moonlight.

Technique Acrylics
Size 68.1 x 59.1 in.
Creation 2018
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Small Hands

A composition celebrating the way the client touched the lives around her.

Technique Acrylics
Size 8.7 x 10.7 in.
Creation 2018
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Connection to the Future

Inspiration springs forth from the heart of the client.

Technique Acrylics
Size 13.1 x 9.5 in.
Creation 2018
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06 Small-sized painting

Painted on F0 canvass a little larger than a postcard.
By changing out the paintings, you can enjoy each of the seasons.

Autumn Walk

Walking on rain-wet tiles as the changing leaves fall in the wet air.

Technique Acrylics
Size 7.1 x 5.5 in.
Creation 2019
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Winter Flowers

I wanted bring warmth to a frozen scene.

Technique Acrylics
Size 7.1 x 5.5 in.
Creation 2018
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Colors

Beautifully colored leaves on a chilled winter’s day.

Technique Acrylics
Size 7.1 x 5.5 in.
Creation 2019
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Rippling Reflections

The moonlight on the water, the lotus leaves dancing on the wind.

Technique Acrylics
Size 7.1 x 5.5 in.
Creation 2019
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Lotus and the Moon

A fantastical romance between the moon and a lotus.

Technique Acrylics
Size 8.9 x 6.2 in.
Creation 2018
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Hydrangea

Hydrangeas arranged by the artist’s mother.

Technique Acrylics
Size 7.1 x 5.5 in.
Creation 2019
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