Newton's Law of Gravitation – Better Half


Woodcut Print

76 × 56 cm

Nana Shiomi

Work Description

Nana Shiomi makes contemporary woodcut prints. As a printmaker, she talks about Dual things, the nature of printmaking, often using upside-down images, mirror images and opposite things. The format of playing cards is a perfect vehicle for her message. Newton's Apple came to her from their silhouettes, Hearts and Spades. Shiomi pays homage to these artistic heroes. Apples are the most familiar fruits for humans. Apple has historically significant meanings and stories. The story of Newton’s Law of Gravitation is one of them. Shiomi founds the image of cutting in half an apple enigmatic. A beautiful cross-section is hidden if you don’t cut it in half.