CREATORS – atelier*zephyr | Polyfield Magazine

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CREATORS – atelier*zephyr | Polyfield Magazine

Identify: atelier*zephyr (Hisako)

Which arrived very first in your life, the science or the artwork?

I have liked to attract due to the fact I was a youngster. At the exact same time, I also grew up looking through encyclopedias and illustrated guides, which I already had at home. I’ve generally liked observing ant nests, likely out with an insect web to capture cicadas, and on the lookout at phytoplankton beneath a microscope, and this hasn’t changed even as an grownup. So I imagine artwork and science ended up simultaneous, at minimum in my childhood.

At to start with, I desired to be a man or woman who drew photos for illustrated publications. On the other hand, as I entered adolescence, I grew to become intrigued in summary painting and other kinds of art, so I enrolled in a nearby junior college or university of artwork, and soon after graduation, I ongoing my innovative actions this kind of as summary portray whilst doing the job at an additional career.

On the other hand, the plan of developing is effective using my favorite plants and animals as motifs has normally been in the corner of my intellect. Immediately after quite a few twists and turns, I am now developing is effective of artwork by observing, sketching, and photographing familiar birds and crops discovered in the city where I live.

From the azalea bush by atelier*zephyr

Which sciences relate to your artwork apply?

I assume biology influences my creative actions in normal. Due to the fact my student times when I was creating abstract paintings, I have often been inspired by dwelling issues and the organic entire world.

What products do you use to produce your artworks?

I use both hand-painted and electronic methods.

Acrylic paints, watercolours, coloured pencils… I believe that digital illustration in distinct even now has a whole lot to master for me.

Wintertime Letters by atelier*zephyr

In my functions working with glass bottles, I use several supplies this sort of as polymer clay and paper. Paper is a specifically critical substance, and I put together a variety of paper varieties and pick out paper that intently resembles the texture of the motif I want to make. Flower petals, fallen leaves, grass, decaying wood… Relying on the option of paper, I can specific a selection of crops in specific. It is enjoyment to learn new methods to specific myself in the course of action of generating.

On the other hand, due to the fact of their miniature dimension, each individual ingredient is only a number of millimeters to a several centimeters in measurement. If I am not mindful, they might fly away with my nose breath or slight motion. As a result, when I recognize myself, I occasionally maintain my breath and do the job all the time!

Amanita ibotengutake by atelier*zephyr

Artwork/Exhibition you are most very pleased of:

I have exhibited and sold my is effective not only in galleries but also in section outlets and multi-manufacturer outlets.
Thus, often people who are not extremely intrigued in residing points occur to see my operates. A single of my joys is that these people today uncover my perform fascinating and listen to my tales about mother nature and living issues.

Portrait of birds #001 Long-tailed tit by atelier*zephyr

Which researchers and/or artists encourage and/or have motivated you?

There are so lots of that it is tricky to select, but Masayuki Yabuuchi‘s scientific illustrations are one of my influences, as they usually appeared in the illustrations of the illustrated textbooks I browse as a kid. I have a ton of respect for him for the reason that of his exceptional observation and description expertise.

Myxomycetes by atelier*zephyr

Is there just about anything else you want to inform us?

Because I grew to become sick about 5 years back, I have not been able to make works making use of glass bottles as significantly as I would like. Nonetheless, I am really grateful to all of you who are searching ahead to my new is effective.

I would also like to further study the field of biology and make use of it in my performs.

For additional by atelier*zephyr, check out her web page, Behance, and Pinterest.

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Featured graphic: In the bush by atelier*zephyr
All photographs courtesy of the artist.

About the Writer

Katrina Vera Wong

Katrina is a Korean-Chinese artist, author, and editor. Studying from literature, botany, herbaria and ikebana, she would make hybrid flowers from dried or pressed plants and calls them Frankenflora. She at present writes about sciart at Art The Science, proofreads Unhappy Mag, and weblogs at Lifeology. She also developed Seagery Zine, a compact print publication that explores the overlap concerning art, science and literature.
Her Frankenflora have been exhibited in Vancouver, BC, at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Science Environment, and the VIVO Media Arts Centre.

Katrina was born on the conventional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishnaabeg (so-known as Hamilton, ON), lifted in Singapore, and is grateful to be residing on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations (so-known as Vancouver, BC). She graduated from the University of Victoria with a BSc in Biology and English. Instagram: @furiebeckite

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