This artwork is part of “froggiesvillage”, an online solo exhibition of work by Sophia Chizuco.
“froggiesvillage” is a village of mischievous, whimsical, and emotional froggies.
Frog is a good luck charm in Japan. Because frogs are considered a symbol of prosperity, that wealth and fortune will return (kaeru) wherever there is a frog (kaeru).
*Frog is “Kaeru (カエル)” and also “Kaeru（帰る）” is “to return” in Japanese.
“I was born and raised in Shizuoka, Japan surrounded by mountains, green tea fields, rice fields, a river, and the Pacific Ocean. On summer nights, I remember the loud songs of frogs on summer nights. Influenced by organic materials and nature, I have been drawing animals, lines and shapes mimicking natural elements. Especially, I love to draw frogs to reflect a myriad of human emotions and perspectives. Froggies in froggiesvillage are standing, sitting, fishing, hiding, pretending someone else, etc. I believe that the frog is also a symbol of fertility, transformation, and mystery.” – Sophia Chizuco
Sophia Chizuco was born and raised in the countryside of Japan surrounded by mountains, green tea fields, rice fields, a river, the Pacific Ocean, and lots of sunshine. Influenced by organic materials and nature. She draws lines and shapes mimicking natural elements and life such as the wind, plants, and the ocean. She draws circle shapes as energy flow, life, light, peace, and spirit.