Jan Sullivan Fowler is a contemporary Artist working in Japanese Handmade Washi paper and acrylics to create paintings with a unique flowing form. JSF Studios exemplifies "Life as Art".
As a uniting element for your client, or "the perfect piece" for your overall Design. The casual, sophisticated elegance is appreciated on many different levels.
Exotic and esoteric natural Japanese Washi paper are sourced with acrylics, to create a very Contemporary Oriental motif. Depth, color, and free flowing form are the Trademarks of an Original piece of fine Art from Jan.
Japan was introduced to paper making in the 7th Century. Since, they have taken it to an Art form.
My Artwork honors the Traditional and promotes the sustainability of the Region's Lifestyle of those wonderful people that have been creating Handmade Japanese Washi for over 20 Generations!
"Washi Spirit" "Man is the river, Man is the Rain. Man is the wave. Water is the medium. And Washi is the water's spirit.
It's first secret is awakening. All life comes from water. So the Washi does.
It's second secret is relieving. Born floating in the water, Washi transmits weightlessness.
It's third secret is soothing. Moving with the waters flow, the fibers gather naturally in the most harmonic way.
It's forth secret is reminding. Slowly build up by the movement, it's structure is the memory of the time passed for it's making.
It's fifth secret is enlightening. Light moves through the fibers until it is released according to the Washi's structure in never ending ways"
I want share these secrets and provide people the awaking, relieving, soothing, reminding and enlightening presence of Washi in their homes and Lives.