The Officina Profumo Farmaceutica of Santa Maria Novella will celebrate the 51st anniversary of the Florence flood with an exhibit combining Japanese paper “washi-art” with the Florentine Mosaico Fiorentino. The exhibit, called Alchemy of Paper and Stone, will commence on Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. on VIa della Scala 16.
The “washi-art” will be presented through the works of Meiko Yokoyama. The dreamlike quality of Japanese paper “washi-art” is created by ripping and pasting colorful paper. In hard contrast, Mosaico Fiorentino will be displayed through works made by local artist Lituana di Sabatino and Satomi Koyama. The Mosaico Fiorentinos are constructed with natural stones of various colors, a wooden arc, wire, and powder. The components are then arranged and the piece itself is polished.
As well as the many works exhibited will be an abundance of Japanese paper and panels presenting the Japanese paper making process.