Parallel World (SS_ml4)

Hidemi Shimura


We generate our own environment. We get exactly what we deserve.

–from “ONE” by Richard Bach

Is this a world we really desire? Is there any ideal world somewhere else? What do we do there? What kind of scenery can we see there? When you felt a little bored by your daily life, when some hard thing happened, imagine parallel world and think what you would do there, then you may feel like your world is spreading and feel a little bit excited. In the parallel world series, I want to express the feeling of little excitement and being relief d by imagine another world. The combination of color represents a world surrounding us. If you see the detail, you will find mismatched colors like normally people won’t combine together are located next to each other. This world is filled with a wide variety of people and miscellaneous things. At first glance, it looks chaotic but when you see it from distance, you will find out unexpected harmonies. The world surrounding us also seems to be chaotic, but in fact, there are some kinds of balance and harmony. If you see the world from a distance, you can find new beauty and harmony. Like this, I represent the relationship of the world surrounding us and ordinally life of people by my artworks.    

mixed media (embroidery thread (silk), acrylic bar, acrylic mirror board, double-sided tape) *Coil embroidery threads on acrylic rod. Stick them on an acrylic mirror board.










About the artist

Her artworks produced using thread are intended to reflect the world around us as it is, such as the connection between people and people, and the connection between people and the world. Through the exhibition in Japan, Shanghai, and other cities in Europe and the U.S., now she is spreading her activity to the world gradually. In 2007, she moved to Shanghai which is her favorite city since before, and did activities as an artist there. She moved back to Japan in December 2013, now she lives in Tokorozawa-city, Saitama.