Hanyō / 半妖 by Masaki Hirokawa / 廣川政樹
Title of work: Hanyō / 半妖
Year of creation: Nov 2020
Dimensions: 90 x 120 cm (Height x Width)
Medium: Digital Media
Technique: Photo collage

In the veins of those who inherit a blend of the sacred and the profane flows a destiny of divine trials. In this realm, concepts of right or wrong, good or evil do not hold; it is the delicate balance between light and shadow that sustains the cosmos. Yet humans, in pursuit of their own dogmatic righteousness and beliefs, brandish arms and wage war against one another—a lamentable truth that defies logic and is governed by enduring cultures and traditions. If we harness conflicting forces within us, engaging in what is termed as polarized reactions, then we face nothing less than a divine challenge laid before us to surmount. It is when we unite and harmonize these dichotomous traits that the inner turmoil may be quelled, and the specter of war and conflict might vanish from our world.


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