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If I were a mythical creature, I'd be a phoenix. I always manage to blaze brightly, burn or get burned, then crumble into a pile of ash. Once the embers cool, I always emerge as though given a new life - destined to complete the cycle once again.
Graceful cranes come to life and take flight from the ethereal gardens of a courtesan’s swirling kimono in Haruyo Morita’s “Dance of Cranes.” Rigorously training to be a kimono painter with design master, Hasuki, Morita studied Japanese art and kimono design, and combines these disciplines with a Western-influenced technique. Drawing from the style, flamboyance and drama of traditional Kabuki theater, her luminous, elegant work also contains many culturally symbolic elements.