Thursday, December 30, 2010

The First Tentants' Show at American Steel in West Oakland
Words cannot describe what this place is about, and pictures cannot show what this place is actually like. I may not be working in this indescribable place, but I will never forget the most unusual place.  

Finally, we, the tenants of “American Steel Studios” -a place words and pictures cannot describe - finally put a show together on cold and wet December 18th and 19th, 2010.

I think it was a well put show with a good mixture, showcasing different fields of art and craftsmanship. It was cold and rainy, and due to not much of publicizing, the attendance was on a low side, but it was more important to do it, since we had been attempting to host a show for quite some time and it didn't actualize till this time. 
It was fun, hanging out with other artists for two days. I made 5 small sales over the two days.


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Q - the Glossy Eye Candies

ABSTRACT ART: What do you see in abstract art? There's no incorrect answer. Use your imagination. Make up your own story and believe in it. Your story is the subjective truth you live with. Ultimately, not only in abstract art, but also everything in life is about how you view things. Enjoy life. Enjoy abstract art!

Q is a multi-color abstract eye candy. It is a paper collage on a wood box of 9x9x2 and varnished with epoxy resin on front and sides. Q (kyu) means 9 in the Japanese language, and also they look like the character "Q." Q is also a "Q" of question, as one has to question herself/himself what these look like to her/him.  
Each piece is one of a kind, different from others. What you think this is what it is. Some see eggs, while others may see beans, rocks, jelly beans, and even potatoes.

The Japanese writing in the middle is a page of Noh script (learn about Noh).

Monday, December 27, 2010

Blue Line Scaping Painting by Momoko Sudo 4 feet x 3 feet
LineScaping painting on stretched canvas of 3 feet x 4 feet (36x48 inches) and 1 1/2 deep in size. All lines were painted one by one, freehand. This work is versatile - can hang in any orientation.


Buy this blue painting online directly from artist

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Rheology - Where Science and Art Meet

I guess I am a Rheologist. I just didn't know this fancy terminology to call myself. I've spent quite a bit of time messing with a viscus material which viscosity changes over time. I've watched it slide, flow, drip, and I got good at it. I am a Rheologist.

I am also an artist who makes a maximum use of optical illusion to make a 2-dimensional objects look like 3-D or even make it look like moving. But I didn't realize I was doing just that with my epoxy resin work until a puzzled Rheologist contacted me. 

This image below completely "fooled" polymer scientists who are not actually fool at all (read it here). They found my blog entry and thought there were wrinkles on the drop. 

If you have used epoxy resin, you know this thing is self-leveling even in a very viscous state. Epoxy resin is extremely faithful to the gravitational force and wants to be flat very, very much. What appear to be wrinkles are optical illusions of stripes with different colors. There are NO wrinkles in physical sense. 

Frankly, looking at those images, I myself find it very hard to believe that these are actually flat even though I KNOW they are flat.   

In some disciplines of science and medicine, specialists can understand a lot of things by visual inspections alone. And this is a good example of such a competence in Science. The Rheologists knew the formation of wrinkles was impossible, by only looking at the image on a computer screen, and had to ask me how I performed the impossible.  

Here is the image that looks so 3-D that it fooled Rheologists at Aspen Research Corporation

Saturday, December 18, 2010


I do not have much recollection of this piece as it was sold rather quickly. I used a disposable food container as a mold, and put whatever I had in my messy pile. I think it was about 5 inches wide. The whole thing is enclosed in resin.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Door - LineScaping Painting by Momoko Sudo 30x40 inches
“Window” is a LineScaping painting on stretched canvas of 30x40 inches and ¾ inches deep. All lines were painted one by one, freehand. This work is versatile - can hang in any orientation. Scroll down to see more images of this painting. The price includes shipping within the States.


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Green Socks

Thank you, Dan, for taking this wonderful picture. And please do not look at my feet. I was not prepared for a photo shoot. September 2010. Oakland, CA
Mural is about 26 feet wide.

YouTube video of the production of this mural

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

"Happt Hour" Finally Adopted to a Local

It actually took two years to complete this piece. In 2008 I had this thing with only the moon-like thing in the middle with sparkling blue back ground. I kept adding the cloud-like thing but I didn't like the way it looked, so I put it aside. From time to time I tried to finish it but I didn't finish it because I liked the way the moon looked like and didn't want to screw up the piece. 

Then in 2010 I looked at it again and finished the cloud-like thing and put the final epoxy coating on it. Then I came up with the title, "Happy Hour."   

Today it was adopted to a local dude. Happy Ending.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Micro Resin

I call this "Micro Resin" because this is a magnified image of a tiny resin drip. I tried to print it but faced some color correction difficulties. Maybe someday when I have a plenty of time I will work on correcting colors on prints. So many ideas, so little time!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Table Top

I always wanted to make a table top with line painting, and this is what happened when I actually did it. I think it is so cool that those items look like they are sitting on waves when the surface is flat. 

Acrylic painting on table top, and vanished with epoxy resin.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Tri Color Mini 11x14    

They may look all the same, but they come in different colors. Dark brown on top, the middle is the obvious red, and the bottom, the black. 

Colors are more obvious before lines are painted. Somehow the presence of lines overwhelms the color itself and become harder to see the color differences.

I can use any color on the background, and this makes some buyers drive crazy, trying to decide which ones they want to get. 

Friday, December 10, 2010

a resin painting worked on stretched canvas of 10x8 inches
“America” a resin painting worked on stretched canvas of 10x8 inches in size and ¾ inches deep. Produced in 2010 by Momoko Sudo. The price includes shipping. 

Thursday, December 09, 2010

New Business Card with Old Design

Since no one complained about this business card which was designed by me in 2006, I continue to use this again. I changed the font to a little bit different one but basically the same card as before. 

This time I am printing them at PsPrint, which is just across the street from my studio. I am going back and forth back and forth to get the proof. So far they have been very patient with me. I consider myself a very difficult customer as far as print job in concerned. This is the first time I print something with PsPrint, but I have been hearing good things about them from other artists, so even if I my business card are not printed yet, I already recommend this service for affordable marketing printing.

It is convenient to be able to drop by to see the proof prints or picking up the printed products, but you can do all the things online too.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

LINES - with different colors

These 8 paintings are all 11x14 inches in size. All lines are painted one by one freehand.This video was shot just to show the color differences of each. 

Available for purchase in my online store.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Candies - Resin Painting by Momoko Sudo 8x10 inches
“Candies” is not made of candies. This is a resin painting on stretched canvas of 10x8 inches in size and ¾ inches deep. Produced in 2010 by Momoko Sudo.


Saturday, December 04, 2010

Pills R Us #2 - Recycle Art of Momoko Sudo 
 “Pills R Us #2” is a recycle art made of donated pills by five friends of mine. Everyone has pills in the cabinet that they are not using. Pills are entirely enclosed by glossy epoxy resin - a form of polymer (plastic). Dimensions: 24x15 inches in size There is a hanging hardware on the back. Price includes shipping and handing within United States, except for Alaska and Hawaii. It goes with FedEx Ground shipping.