"As she tried to speak the words were silent but the shadows from deep inside seeped out of her mouth instead. She needed no words as the dense and fluid movements of past memories and thoughts blanketed the air with only interpretation." Juliette Latona
From Portraits of Women by Ikenaga Yasunari. These are really awesome works by a modern Japanese painter. I love the echo of traditionalism with a more modern naturalism/realism. The colors are very true to the historic paintings - as is the beautifully detailed pattern-work. The compositions reflect the beautiful simplicity of the traditional portraiture.
Ancient art: 'Two Pyramidals' shows cells which are a type of neuron found in the brain that integrate information received from their dendrites; he incorporates the Asian practice of Sumi-e, or ink wash painting, to paint the cells