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Joolie Green
Visual Art   (NSW)
Joolie Green is a visual artist whose practice has been greatly inspired by her many trips to Japan in the last decade.  Particular influences on her work have been antique Kokeshi dolls, the Zen temple and gardens of Ryoan-ji, and the Haiku of Matsuo Basho (1644-1694).

One of her first Japanese influences was in 2006 returning from Japan for an exhibition of life drawings.  Green added selected Haiku to the modest life drawings of young women which she felt suitably harmonised and enhanced the drawings, feeling that as Haiku is the Japanese poetic art of capturing a moment, so too would her simple drawings capture the moment.

A small exhibition in 2008 in Ebisu Tokyo gave her an opportunity to show several small works of Kokeshi dolls combined with Sudoku puzzles which gave her direct experience of Japanese art market preferences. Since then, she has developed a series on Kokeshi dolls and Sudoku puzzles for the Sydney Children’s Hospital.  

Her most recent work inspired by Japan has been themed paintings of Kokeshi Dolls on Vacation, working collaboratively with fellow artist, Joy Hopwood. They have named this collaboration JOYJO and paint their Kokeshi dolls in various holiday locations around the globe. Kokeshi Dolls on Vacation will be exhibited in late 2014 at Sweets Gallery, Sydney.
  JOYJOart logo 210 x 270; Mei and Kenji travel to Paris; Mei and Kenji travel to Vivid Festival Sydney
Photography by: Joolie Green
Website: http://www.jooliegreen.com/
Email: joolie@jooliegreen.com
Links: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/joolie-green/19/b16/a43
  Pedro Meets Joolie Green - YouTube
  Agora Gallery New York
  Artisspectrum Magazine New York
  Zoolanderart web gallery