Paula Pietranera – Connection in Emptiness
The Japan Information and Cultural Center at the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco is proud to present the exhibit “縁 – Connection in Emptiness” from August 16 through December 3, 2021. This exhibit features the artwork of Paula Pietranera, an artist living in San Francisco.
Hundreds of connected paper cranes that fly together. Hundreds of plum blossoms sharing the same branch. All are part of a whole, created by emptiness.
Inspired by the connected nature found in the Renzuru technique, an ancient way of folding joined cranes from a single sheet of paper to create complex patterns of form and color, and the traditional Sumié style of expression to showcase the unique beauty of blossoming plum, Paula Pietranera expresses beauty in her art the way she discovers it around her in everyday life: Simple, harmonious and deeply rooted in the spirit.