Method for Hokusai
In Hokusai's “Namiura”, not only can Fibonacci's golden ratio be seen, but also influences of “Animism” (Yaoyorozu; Myriad of God's Faith) that profoundly relate to Japanese tradition and culture. This can be described as a multipolar system (existence of a number of viewpoints). Hokusai employs in his work, Occidental origin methods (such as a one point perspective like geometry construction), together with the very Japanese origin idea of the multipolar system. In Hokusai's work, both Occidental and Oriental minds seem to thus successfully co-exist.
Through Hokusai's approaches, I tried to remake today's “Namiura” by my own hand. The picture is reconstructed through a structure of layers evoking the style of “Superflat”, in liaison with today's Japanese animation as well as a multipolar system and Fibonacci's rule. As Hokusai succeeded in creating an encounter between the Occident and Orient in his painting, I tried, in my own way, to handle the problem of a rupture, hierarchy or power structure evident between the Occident and Orient in a picture.