“Being There” refers to the viewer probably more than it does to Katsutomo-san, herself.
During the Kyoto photo-shoot on 15th September 2015, I am inspired by what I see. I grab the image with a camera click. So quick. Later on, back in my studio, it takes much time and patience (the painstaking part of the process) to transform a long-ago moment into a state of here-and-now permanence with coloured pencils on a piece of Arches Aquarelle paper.
As you look at the drawing, you become Katsutomo-san’s audience as well. You and I are both present as Katsutomo-san poses for us on day two of her Erikae.