I discovered Fumiko Hori's artwork while visiting Hakone, Japan, where the Narukawa Museum held a special memorial exhibition for Ms. Hori’s artwork to commemorate her passing in February 2019. I was awestruck by Ms. Hori’s creativity and curiosity; her relentless pursuit of her passion is evident in all of her eclectic pieces. Born in 1918, Ms. Hori lived through turbulent times to be one hundred years old. Over her long life, Ms. Hori traveled to the Himalayas, South America, Europe, and the United States for her inspiration, and when she became physically too frail to travel in her advanced age, she armed herself with a microscope and “traveled” into the world of microorganisms and microbes for her art.
As I took in all of Ms. Hori’s work, I started to comprehend Gerhard Richter’s statement “Art is the highest form of hope.” I was so encouraged with positive thoughts. I purchased a printed collection of Ms. Hori’s art from the museum shop. I am offering them as a personal gift for your contribution to Jezuba during Giving Tuesday. I hope you'll be inspired by her passion and dedication as much as I have been.
Please visit the Giving Tuesday section on the Jezuba website for Ms. Hori’s print placed in a beautiful 5x7 dark wooden frame. They are truly wonderful gifts for your friends and family during this holiday season.
Co-founder and Director, Jezuba
Credit: Fumiko Hori