painting of three brown birds hanging around a patch of greenery with large reddish stones, one of which has a bird perched on it.

CREATORS – atelier*zephyr | Polyfield Magazine

Title: atelier*zephyr (Hisako)

Which came to start with in your everyday living, the science or the art?

I have loved to attract because I was a boy or girl. At the very same time, I also grew up reading encyclopedias and illustrated textbooks, which I already experienced at home. I’ve generally enjoyed observing ant nests, likely out with an insect internet to catch cicadas, and searching at phytoplankton under a microscope, and this has not transformed even as an grownup. So I consider art and science ended up simultaneous, at minimum in my childhood.

At very first, I required to be a particular person who drew shots for illustrated publications. Nonetheless, as I entered adolescence, I grew to become intrigued in abstract painting and other types of artwork, so I enrolled in a area junior higher education of art, and just after graduation, I continued my inventive things to do this kind of as abstract portray even though doing the job at yet another task.

On the other hand, the concept of making operates utilizing my favourite crops and animals as motifs has normally been in the corner of my thoughts. Just after quite a few twists and turns, I am now making is effective of art by observing, sketching, and photographing common birds and crops found in the city where I stay.

From the azalea bush by atelier*zephyr

Which sciences relate to your art follow?

I think biology influences my artistic functions in basic. Due to the fact my university student days when I was generating abstract paintings, I have typically been influenced by dwelling factors and the all-natural planet.

What resources do you use to produce your artworks?

I use equally hand-painted and digital approaches.

Acrylic paints, watercolours, coloured pencils… I consider that digital illustration in individual continue to has a whole lot to understand for me.

Winter season Letters by atelier*zephyr

In my will work utilizing glass bottles, I use different resources this sort of as polymer clay and paper. Paper is a specifically essential content, and I get ready a wide range of paper forms and pick paper that closely resembles the texture of the motif I want to create. Flower petals, fallen leaves, grass, decaying wood… Depending on the selection of paper, I can convey a assortment of vegetation in unique. It is pleasurable to explore new techniques to specific myself in the procedure of developing.

On the other hand, simply because of their miniature dimension, each individual element is only a handful of millimeters to a handful of centimeters in measurement. If I am not thorough, they could fly away with my nose breath or slight motion. For that reason, when I discover myself, I occasionally maintain my breath and function all the time!

Amanita ibotengutake by atelier*zephyr

Artwork/Exhibition you are most very pleased of:

I have exhibited and sold my is effective not only in galleries but also in section merchants and multi-brand retailers.
Consequently, occasionally individuals who are not incredibly fascinated in residing things arrive to see my operates. One particular of my joys is that these men and women find my function exciting and listen to my tales about character and living things.

Portrait of birds #001 Long-tailed tit by atelier*zephyr

Which researchers and/or artists encourage and/or have influenced you?

There are so several that it’s really hard to decide on, but Masayuki Yabuuchi‘s scientific illustrations are just one of my influences, as they typically appeared in the illustrations of the illustrated publications I study as a little one. I have a large amount of regard for him because of his remarkable observation and description expertise.

Myxomycetes by atelier*zephyr

Is there anything else you want to inform us?

Due to the fact I became ill about 5 years in the past, I have not been equipped to make works applying glass bottles as considerably as I would like. Even so, I am really grateful to all of you who are searching ahead to my new operates.

I would also like to further research the field of biology and make use of it in my is effective.

For additional by atelier*zephyr, visit her internet site, Behance, and Pinterest.

Featured picture: In the bush by atelier*zephyr
All visuals courtesy of the artist.

About the Writer

Katrina Vera Wong

Katrina is a Korean-Chinese artist, author, and editor. Learning from literature, botany, herbaria and ikebana, she would make hybrid flowers from dried or pressed vegetation and phone calls them Frankenflora. She presently writes about sciart at Art The Science, proofreads Unhappy Mag, and blogs at Lifeology. She also established Seagery Zine, a compact print publication that explores the overlap among artwork, science and literature.
Her Frankenflora have been exhibited in Vancouver, BC, at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Science Planet, and the VIVO Media Arts Centre.

Katrina was born on the conventional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishnaabeg (so-named Hamilton, ON), elevated in Singapore, and is grateful to be dwelling on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations (so-identified as Vancouver, BC). She graduated from the College of Victoria with a BSc in Biology and English. Instagram: @furiebeckite

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