15 May 2008
JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHY SINCE 1960
NARAHASHI ASAKO (b.1959)
Jounanjima #3, 2002
signed in ink on label with typed credit, title, date and numbers '1/12', '042' on reverse of flush-mount
23 x 35in. (58.5 x 89cm.)
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Narahashi, half asleep and half awake in the water, Nazraeli, 2007, p.43 (fig.H).
The series half awake and half asleep in the water began on a snorkling and swimming holiday in Okinawa. Inspired by the many hours spent floating in the ocean, Narahashi used the competing feelings of comfort and seasickness caused by the waves to take photographs which capture this dual experience.
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