Mariko Ventura

Green Landscape #1
9 x 9 in.

While creating with clay, I’ve been working with the dynamics of landscapes, including the manipulation of its effect based on our assumptions of what landscape means to us. Rather than presenting a factual reality an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realm of our imagination.

Mariko Ventura was born in Kyoto, Japan of a Japanese Mother and a Jewish-American Father. They resided for three years during that time in the Hakusasonso Garden which was the resident of the renown Artist, Hashimoto Kansetsu. Her works are landscapes of a childhood seeped in the richness of an environment she has etched in her mind…that is expressed in the shapes and images that come forth in her work.

© Mariko Ventura