We send photobooks to anywhere in the world. UK shipping no more than £4.50 and free for orders over £100.

O Hanami (Signed)

by Paul Kenny
O Hanami (Signed)
by Paul Kenny

Not yet available - taking advance orders

Delivery and returns information Add to wishlist

Limited edition of 601 copies

Publisher's description

'O Hanami - The Celebration Of Transient Beauty' ties together several threads of Paul Kenny’s work from 1995 through to previously unseen images made in 2018.

The unifying core being work made with scraps of natural material from his garden and the hedgerows around his home.

"Between 1995 and 1999 I made a large series of works utilising leaves picked up on walks in Scorton Woods, Lancashire. I called the work ‘Leaving’, and it formed part of my first ever London show in 1998.
In the spring of 1999 I spent three weeks in Japan on a travel grant from the Sasakawa Foundation whilst there, I witnessed the 'O Hanami'... the joyous worship of the opening of the cherry blossom. I was told the literal translation of 'O Hanami' was “flower watching “ but the poetic translation was “the celebration of transient beauty”. The phrase stuck in my head for years.
From time to time I would look at the ‘Leaving’ prints and was always reminded of their beauty and fragility. It also highlighted how much my work has moved on in relation to the media, techniques, technologies and processes I now use, while still retaining a direct line to the ideas, concerns and motifs of that early work.
The impetus that brought these threads together was a very harsh winter in Northumberland. We were completely snowed in for over three weeks around Christmas 2010 and I was forced to stick close to home – trips to the beach were out of the question for about a month. This resulted in my field of vision being restricted; I was forced to work with the world around my feet. Teasing some scraps of natural material from under the snow or from the ice in the frozen garden pond, I began making a new body of work which became the 'O Hanami' series."

The most recent works were made using material gathered on my daily dog walk from trees that were damaged during the heavy storms (Storm Ali and Bronagh September 2018)
Paul Kenny - January 2019

Signed Copy
Date Published
23 x 33 cm
Binding Additional
Thread Sewn
No. of Pages
Standard UK Delivery

Order value under £100: £4.50 per order (however many titles)
Order value over £100: Free shipping
Click here for full details...

International Delivery

Europe: £9 per item (Europe as defined by https://www.royalmail.com/europe)
Other territories: £17 per item
(Some heavy items are charged extra for overseas orders. If this applies, it will be noted on the title's webpage.)
Click here for full details...

Write your own review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register

Follow us on social media