MCD Recycled Plastic “Make Art” Workshop for Kids

San Francisco’s Museum of Craft and Design recently hosted a Recycled Plastic Fish Art Workshop for kids. Key ideas behind Jerry Takigawa’s “False Food” exhibit were discussed, and the kids created their own fish art while learning about creative reuse and waste reduction.

Here’s what some of the young artists had to say:
“I think it…

“False Food” opens at the Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, November 8

“It is often the place in between two distinctly discrete modes of communication that can be the most thought provoking—not an enigma, nor an ambiguity, but a deliberate blend of vision and purpose—a creative fusion. The attraction to Jerry Takigawa’s writings and his body of graphically resonant photo work was prompted partly by the…

“Expanding Horizons” exhibition at Chesebro Tasting Room

Defined as the line at which the earth’s surface and the sky appear to meet, horizons can also signify the limits of a person’s mental perception, experience or interest. In Expanding Horizons, Jerry Takigawa and Pamela Takigawa invite you to look past the obvious, the immediate, the surface. The result is a rich and…

Supporting the World’s Oceans

I want to express my appreciation to Meredith Mullins for posting the article “Artistic Expression Speaks Out for World Oceans” on the OIC Moments (Oh I See Moments) blog, June 6, 2013. For me, False Food is a metaphor for survival. While the albatross are deceived by plastic, mistaking it for food, we…

Takigawa Design wins Gold and Best of Show in International Competition

Jerry Takigawa’s book, Grace in Uncertainty, won Gold and Best of Show in this year’s Summit Creative Award competition in the Industry Self-Promotion category. Based in Portland, Oregon, the Summit International Awards recognizes the work of creative agencies worldwide with annual billings under $30 million. The 2013 Creative Award competiton drew over five thousand…

Grace in Uncertainty

Design is a Good Idea

The word “grace” has many interpretations. For Grace in Uncertainty, I am referring to the uplifting and sustaining energy that originates from trusting you’ll always receive what you need in the moment. In contrast, anxiety derives from being in the past or the future—not in the present. Creative people seem to have access to…

Jerry Takigawa Photograph Added to Crocker Art Museum Collection

Through a generous gift from Gail and John Enns and Celadon Inc, a recent photograph from Jerry Takigawa’s False Food series has been added to the permanent collection of the Crocker Art Museum. The image, Untitled F-374, is slated to be included in the next photography exhibition curated from the museum’s collection by Diana…