|Lynn Kishiyama in Her Studio at Studios on the Park|
When I asked Lynn to explain what she had made, which was as yet unnamed, she said that some tribal women in Africa like to adorn themselves with natural objects, even though the decorations might wilt by the end of the day. After all, there would be more to choose from the next day. She got her inspiration from this book, which she had prominently displayed in her studio.
This photo of Lynn's studio wall shows more of this work, and you can see the book on the stand beneath it. She is calling this new series of totems "Natural Fashions." Remember, you can enlarge the photo with a click. To see more of Lynn's work and what went into its creation, check out The Lynn Kashiyama Blog, You will see some close-ups of these "girls" and learn their names.
If you happen to be in Paso Robles on a weekend, stop in at Studios on the Park and meet Lynn. You might even be able to watch her work.