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"Floating World" is a series of screen prints that highlight the world of folklore and myth—a sort of Ukiyo-e of the modern day. I have always been fascinated by the legends, the spirits, the ghosts, and the gods that existed in peoples lives during pre-westernization Japan. The ancient temples with their architectural beauty and historical presence, the Yaoyorozu gods of Shintoh religion and the ghost stories of Yokai that haunted all regions of Japan -- theses myths and legends would often be telling valuable lessons, or be created in order to give reason to the unexplainable or supernatural. By creating images of mythological characters that played a role in Japanese history, I hope to remember their stories and give them life again in this world.

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