Toko Shinoda (B. 1913)
Master of brush and ink and its expression on paper, Shinoda explores the Japanese aesthetic of negative space and yin and yang counterpoint to its fullest manifestation as abstraction. Her traditional training informs the mastery and perfect balance of her work. Original waka poetry and calligraphic form are sometimes merged with abstraction reflecting the eternal co-existence of tradition and modernity in her creative psyche.