Meet Hideko Takamine, a Japanese actress who over the course of nearly 200 films developed from an endearing child star into a powerful representative of the Japanese woman’s search for identity and autonomy in the years after World War II, died on Dec 28 in Tokyo. She was 86.  -The New York Times Obituaries

Although I am a March artist, I still wanted to share the progress of each of the women I started last month once their narrative is complete. This is phase five for Hideko Takamine, I outlined my interpretation of her wearing a kimono. Her sleeves are meant to appear as butterfly wings, behind her a cherry blossom tree. Hideko Takamine is now finished. Come see her in person on May 7th at Gallery Aferro in Newark, NJ.

thread on newspaper, New York Times Obituaries, Jan 5 © Christine DaCruz 2011

 

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