In Takahiko Hayashi's new show, in a swirl of many, many small circles, he presents minutely detailed vortices of blue ink pen strokes, spinning coronas of stellar forms and cyclonic clouds of fine hatched lines that suggest celestial bodies or stormy oceans. Building mark upon mark, his ink glimmers with saturation. Within these maelstroms are tiny perforations in the paper surface, encircled with drips of white or bright green paint- these tiny eruptions forming slight topographic features on the surface of his fibrous, thin-but-strong gampi paper.
Also included in this show are a small number of prints. One, The Nest of Winds 6, is a large multi-plate intaglio etching incorporating a variety of chine colle papers which lend it a bannerlike appearance. His bright and rust orange whorls find grounding in etching's solid, graphic mark.