(Japan 1948 – )
100.0 x 60.0 cm image; 106.0 x 68.0 cm sheet
Educated at Musashino Art University, and now resident in Tokyo, Andoh's surrealist images exploit the play of light over material forms. In her disturbing series on junk yards, the discarded jettison of an industrial society becomes an organism, quietly extending its threatening tentacles in the eerie light of an uninhabited and polluted landscape. The 'open bite' technique she has employed for the background creates surface texture and re-inforces the sinister ambience of the composition.
Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints: The Urban Bonsai, 1992, pg. 24.
Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints : The Urban Bonsai, Sydney, 1992, 15 (colour illus.), 24. cat.no. 3
The Urban Bonsai: