From a very young age, Japanese artist Kazuhito Takadoi loved helping his grandfather in the garden, but his real interest in plants started when his aunt bought him a book on herbs for his twelfth birthday. Hooked on the beauty of nature, Kazuhito trained in agriculture and horticulture in Japan, the US and the UK, before studying art and garden design in the UK.
Kazuhito’s work combines the formality of Eastern discipline with abstraction from Western art. He forms delicate structures harvesting grass, leaves and twigs cultivated in his garden. Each element is dried in his studio and then sewn onto the paper. As the grasses dry and mature, they embark on a subtle colour shift, comparable to seasonal change. All the materials are used just as they grow in nature, with no added colours. Everything is natural, simply dried then woven, stitched or tied.