February 28, 2011

Tea for Ozu

"Tea for Ozu"
4" x 6"

Artist's note - The title for this still life comes from my love of director Yasujir┼Ź Ozu's movies.  One of his signature elements was to place a teapot somewhere in the frame of a scene and he always filmed from a "tatami" angle.  You can read more about this talented director here. I realize that my teapot is far more ornate than the ones he used however it is intentional and was selected as a deliberate contrast to the simplicity of the composition.


Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Wow! It's amazing!!

Sandra Willard said...

Thanks Kimberly! Right now this is one of my favorite pieces. I will definitely be composing another still life with the teapot even though it was really challenging to render in scratchboard.