The Chinese language is composed of logorams, signs or characters representing words or phrases. The character 女 (nǚ), which means woman, female, or lady in Chinese, is central to Mami‘s most recent works. This character looks like a body of a woman.
The young Japanese calligrapher was at first amazed at the character’s strokes. Just like in Chinese, the character in Japanese also contains three intersecting strokes, with both sides symmetrical to each other when cut in half. As Mami was writing these characters repeatedly, she gradually realized what this character entails. From the sheer amazement at the character’s shape and strokes, Mami delved into what it means to be a woman and how the drawings represent different roles of women in today’s society.
You can view these beautiful calligraphy pieces from March 18 to April 16, 2017 at Pon Ding , Taipei.
Mami’s other works included in this exhibition: