April 17, 2007
Patterns for Buson, is a series of new paintings and works on paper that are reflections on the poems of Yosa Buson. These reflections are also combined with a strong interest in the formal components of traditional Japanese patterns and designs. Yosa Buson was a poet and painter during the Edo period. Along with Matsuo Basho and Kobayahsi Issa, Buson is considered among the greatest poets of the Edo Period. Many excerpts from his poems are referenced through the titles of the pieces in this exhibition.