Lili Mikami

JIMEN SORA MIKAMI Series, 2020 is digital colour photographs consisting of a mixed media artwork featuring stamping of the symbol ‘三上’ (Mikami), the artist’s Japanese surname, on acrylic hovering above a rocky terrain of shattered ceramics. The red stamps are a physical depiction Mikami’s Japanese heritage, whereas the white rocky surface below is a representation of her western heritage. The stamping of an individual’s surname is significant in Japanese culture as it used as a signature. The overwhelming number of stamps is a conceptual visualisation of acceptance of self and culture.