In Kyudo, traditional Japanese archery, matos are 14 inches targets positioned at 28 meters distance from the archer. In these paintings inspired by Japanese culture, targets illustrate our life’s goals.

On a more or less long and chaotic way, it is up to us to identify our goal(s), finding our own path, our “writing”, our “poetry”, and act consequently to reach harmony.

Like Japanese lanterns, chochins, these matos are luminous as an entry point, a pathway, that is guiding us. And we are attempting to reach them to find ourselves in a personal quest for life balance.

Acrylic on Washi paper ”Kurotani Kouzo”,
Washi paper ribbon,
Beech wood.