Honorable Mention / 2018 / Fine Art / Abstract

Poisson rouge

  • Photographer
    Mika SHIRAIWA

This theme "Poisson rouge" is French, which means goldfish in
English.
In my original country Japan,for a long time goldfish motifs have
been used in all forms. They exist not only in the pond of the
Japanese garden but they are also found as subjects of many
works of art, paintings, photographs, sculptures, poems such as
"Haiku", "Tanka" for example .. .
In this cultural context of my origins, I was inspired by this
subject "goldfish" present in multiple marbles symbolizes the
elegance, the fullness of the goldfish swimming calmly in the
basins.

Born in Tokyo (Japan).
After graduation from photography school ( specializing in photographic publicity) In Tokyo, she has lived in France since 1996, where she has been involved in photographic activities and she has presented a number of exhibitions throughout the Hauts-de-France region, in Paris and in Belgium.
Currently, she is living in Lille, France.