[From the Community Collection, a public trust in Agincourt, Iowa]
ASAHI, Mio (contemporary; Japanese)
“A Friend Has Come From A Distant Place, I’m Very Happy” / 遠くから友達が来て、とても嬉しいです
etching and aquatint / 11 3/4 inches by 14 1/4 inches / ed 50
Asahi is represented by a gallery in Seattle, where her biography is short:
Mio Asahi’s etchings with aquatint bring to light a past beyond our imagination. Dragons, witches, demons, swirling clouds and metallic colors fill the etching plate, bringing the artist’s whimsical world into our own. Her muted palette with highlights of hand coloring create a look all her own.
The print is a gift to the collection in memory of Mary Grace Tabor Bernhard, founder in 1950 of Agincourt’s Montessori School.