Minute detail in ink, the works by Yoshiko Nakamara are enthralling. The strings works – which were, I thought, the most enjoyable to watch – demonstrate a care and detail that I find paralysing. And yet the images capture an active moment just as the balls of string stop moving. There seem to be cats perched just out of frame.
The wall of string was enticing in a different way. They conjured up a wall of vines, with the glimpse of another world through the gap, if only I could reach into the drawing and pull the curtain aside and see what is there. This particular work tied together the two subject matter of the exhibition, botanics and string.
The Strings – Yoshiko Nakahara
16 July to 28 July 2013