“A Mood Called Matrophilia”
It is said of all noh drama that “it sets out not to tell a story but to create a mood.”*
Well, to quite an extent my art is Japanese-inspired so perhaps it does resemble a noh play for it certainly tells no story and I hope for it to create a mood which for want of a better word I call Matrophilia.
For me, a mood is a continent
and an emotion one of its countries.
Matrophilia is a mood – a Continent.
* R.H.P. Mason and J.G. Caiger, A History of Japan (Tokyo: Tuttle, 1972), p. 123.