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Sakura Monma

Student in Tokyo

Tender Soul, Delicate Art

PRESENTED ON JUN 22, 2017
IN TOKYO @ VOL 148

刺繍作品を制作している門馬さくらさんは、武蔵美術大学を今春卒業し9月には刺繍を学ぶために渡仏を予定でしています。繊細な門馬さんの作品は、多くの人に感嘆のため息をもたらすことでしょう!

Young Sakura Monma who creates artwork out of embroidery plans to expand her art form in France after graduating from the renowned Musashino Art University. Get ready to be wowed by her delicate sensibilities expressed through her gossamer and diaphanous creations.

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Agni: Fire of the Soul

BY SOORIYA KUMAR
@ VOL 22 ON DEC 12, 2014

Sooriya’s name is the Tamil version of the Sanskrit Surya which stands for the Sun and Fire. The images to be shown in Pecha Kucha  - Fire will reveal the often unseen role fire plays in Sooriya’s life.

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Office Space With a Soul

BY MA MO
@ VOL 5 ON MAY 22, 2015

Matt Morrison shares why he created A Space Manila, a co-working space that's not Regus, not Starbucks, and not an office without a soul.

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The Soul of the Nurse

BY ELIZABETH ANN ROBINSON, PHD, RN, CNS
@ VOL 14 ON AUG 12, 2015

The nurse is central to healthcare and has always been the most prominent figure in times of vulnerability throughout the life cycle. Elizabeth Ann Robinson, as mythologist and nurse, attempts to recover the complexity and wholeness of the nurse by tracing her origins as far back as Neolithic times. Ancient mythology, folklore, literature, art, and popular culture are explored to reveal the multifaceted characteristics of the nurse and specific images are expanded to deepen the understanding of the nurse archetype. The nurse image holds longing, ambivalence, fear, desire, and vulnerability. Mythology, metaphor, and symbol help to recover the soul of the nurse, revealing new insights, forgotten memories, and devalued capacities. Idealizing or demonizing the nurse is an attempt to break free of her power. The nurse is often portrayed as dangerous and mysterious because she is so close to the archetypal energies of death and eros. The nurse’s body cares for the bodies of others.
Nurses are drawn to work that is messy, peculiar, and unpredictable, thus the work of the nurse is soul work. The soul longs for complexity. The nurse craves intensity, merging, and collaboration. Like Baubo, she affirms life while maintaining an understanding of the brutal frankness and wonder of the life cycle. Her true body consciousness is Dionysian. Over time the image of the nurse has been split into one-dimensional disguises ranging from the angelic heroine to the sex object. Without moralizing or dividing the good from the bad, Elizabeth investigates the dynamic energy of the nurse archetype and uncovers some of what has been lost through splits, repressions, and distortions. Her research reveals why the nurse captivates culture and maintains the status as the most trusted professional in society, questioning what it would take to re-member her comprehensive wholeness.

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Step Away - Seriously, just step the hell away and do something good for your soul

BY JUSTIN REID
@ VOL 11 ON MAR 03, 2016

Life's pretty crazy / art can be so difficult / is this a haiku? 
Justin Reid suggests taking a break from creating sometimes, and be more like Japanese scuba santa.

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Lialka-motanka as an Amulet for the Soul

BY ELENA NAZARENKO
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 20, 2016

Lialka-motanka – is a traditional doll made by winding layer upon layer of cloth without sewing. It is a symbol of well-being and woman wisdom. Elena Nazarenko's story is about using dolls in a therapy and curing the soul.  

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Soul {Re} Searching

BY JEFF TURKO
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 09, 2016

Jeff Turko talks us through his current and past practice as an architect. Growing up in America, Jeff's passion for skateboarding allowed him to build a personal relationship with the the concrete environment around him. This relationship influencing his future career. 

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Weaving for the Soul

BY RENÉ BAHLOO
@ VOL 18 ON AUG 24, 2016

“I have shared my deepest essence, my creative energy, and so the world is dream into being”

In Weaving for the Soul from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol.18 , René Bahloo explains her special interest as an artist in the practice and philosophy of weaving, using natural plant fibres. She shares her knowledge locally through a number of weaving circles and facilitates transformational journeys to remote Indigenous Australian and African communities, for deep connection to land, culture, healing and traditional weaving. Her sculptural installation pieces have been present at a number of conferences and have also been discovered contemplating life, the universe and everything. In her presentation Rene shares her passion for connecting culture, womens' business, personal growth and environmental awareness into the weaving of her life, and into the lives of others.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on September 27th, 2016. 

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A Delicate Line

BY JAYOUNG YOON
@ VOL 7 ON SEP 14, 2016

Artist Jayoung Yoon discusses her artistic practice of incorporating her own hair into her delicate and ephemeral, yet striking, sculptures and installations.

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Art and Soul

BY JAU GOH
@ VOL 4 ON APR 15, 2017

Jau Goh shares the creative process of her work, her favourite medium timber, triangle as a constant motif and the importance of reiteration.