naomi kobayashi illustrations

posted by the scholar on July 26th, 2007
filed under: art, illustration

i almost went insane when i saw these beautiful illustrations by japanese artist naomi kobayashi.




although she shares the same name as the famed textile artist, i do not believe they are the same person (and i certainly hope someone will correct me if i am wrong).





i am struck by the strong childhood themes, delicate dreamlike imagery and the sheer, poetic style.



seriously, it’s making me nuts.

an extraordinary talent.

see her full portfolio here.

via knowing i would

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4 Responses to “naomi kobayashi illustrations”

  1. Michelle Says:

    Oh wow, these are so beautiful, I was so surprised that I liked them all. What a great find, and thanks for your helpful comments on my blog, I appreciate.

  2. the scholar Says:

    hi michelle,

    i’m glad you like these illustrations too. i wish she was selling them somewhere in cyberland. have a good time in atlanta!

  3. sosser Says:

    i’m crazy for these, too! if you ever find out where we can buy them, let me know. i would have one on my wall to get lost in every day.

    great find! thanks for the insanity.

  4. the scholar Says:

    hi sosser,

    i wrote her an email in english and japanese, but i fear it is sitting in the junk mail pile. i will let you know if i find out where she’s selling…

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