Photograph of Artist EVELYN ESPINOZA
Tokyo, - Japan

Original Artworks (3)

Evelyn Espinoza; Crane, 2015, Original Photography Digital, 15 x 15 inches. Artwork description: 241 The moments of motion, the memory of the fluttering, flapping and flying of a crane. A layered montage of photographs. Ethereal and light.  ...
Evelyn Espinoza
Original Digital Photograph, 2015
15 x 15 inches (38.1 x 38.1 cm)
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Evelyn Espinoza; Fan Of Japan, 2016, Original Photography Digital, 20 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 Over the past 3 years, I have collected many images of women in Yukata and kimono, Geisha, Oiran and Maiko. This piece is a celebration of the colors, patterns and styles of kimono dress from around Japan. I am such a  fan  of Japan. ...
Evelyn Espinoza
Original Digital Photograph, 2016
20 x 20 inches (50.8 x 50.8 cm)
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Evelyn Espinoza; The Four Seasons Of Japan, 2017, Original Photography Digital, 37 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 I have been wanting to do something with my many photos of girls in kimono, maiko and geisha. I have collected so many stunning color palettes of the Autumn leaves from Japan, Sakura blossoms in the Spring, pine needle trees cultivated into shapes for Summer. Lily ponds ...
Evelyn Espinoza
Original Digital Photograph, 2017
37 x 24 inches (94.0 x 61.0 cm)
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Artist Statement

Travel is the fount of my inspiration

Most days, the beauty in this world is overwhelming. I can’t help but respond with gratitude to the Lord through recording all things that take my breath away. I love to explore and immerse myself in different spaces different cultures, architecture, landscape. It’s a wonderful adventure, which Id love to share with you.
I paint in watercolor or oil. My paintings are inspired from my photos by the people and places I travel to and live in. Currently, I live in Tokyo, and many of my paintings are influenced by all things Japanese.
Born into a military family, I’ve been moving every few years. The longest I lived in one country was 13 years. Every few years is a new adventure, a new language, new friends to make, and many visual delights to absorb.
As an adult, Ive kept on traveling. The more traveling I did, the more photos I took. My interest in Photography started in high school with my dad’s SLR camera. This progressed into digital photography. I love my photos. They’re my memory of being in that place. Nobody else’s. I know thousands of people have taken photos of the Eiffel Tower, or Big Ben, but my photo is mine. No one will know how I felt at that moment, but me. And I’m reminded how I felt at that moment when I look back over my photos.
By the end of college, I had only just begun to explore the creative world of digital montages. But what to do with them all I couldn’t let them just fill up space on my hard drive. How often we take photos, store them and rarely look at them again. So, I developed and turned them into montages.
I create digitally manipulated and arranged photographs to create one new image. Its a complete sense of being in a place. One visual scene to capture the totality of my travel experience. These montages reflect my memories often distorted and dreamlike in their composition. Arranged jigsaw pieces expressive how it felt to be in that place, with a sense of time having had passed.

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