Kenzoku (Family)

Kenzoku (Family), Oil on Canvas, 20″ x 20″.

Objects in my still lives usually remind me of people, and these make me think of my own family. Kenzoku is Japanese for “family, household, dependents.” Family members are similar because of DNA and/or environment, but they are different individuals with unique personalities, placed together as a unit to face an unknown future. This still life is made up of 2 sake bottles I got from the Junk Shop of Canton, CT, 1 vase I bought from the Stratford Antique Center in Stratford, CT, and 1 sake bottle my mother got for me from Soko Hardware in San Francisco, CA. I think they go well together huddled against the darkened background of my studio.


~ by aaroncaycedokimura on March 14, 2012.

2 Responses to “Kenzoku (Family)”

  1. I like your metaphor and can think of all kinds of applications along those lines for you still-life. I also like that each of these items holds a memory dear to you. All the best,


  2. Hi Valerie. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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