Prints by Dona Nabata

May 1 - June 30, 2021

Available for purchase. Please inquire at reception, or by email jcnm@nikkeiplace.og

Dona Nabata

Dona Nabata, a sansei, or third generation Japanese Canadian, is an artist living and working on the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waatuth Peoples. In her undergraduate years she spent two years in Japan studying pottery, the koto, a type of harp, and Japanese language. She graduated from Emily Carr University in Ceramics and the University of British Columbia in Japanese Language and Literature. Working mainly with prints and paint, she maintains a studio on Granville Island.

The Triangle Series

The triangle series is based on an old photograph that I received from a friend. As the issei, and now the nisei generation are passing away, it is a momento of days gone by. No one knows who these women are, or when the photo was taken. This photo is shot from above, and a wonderful, serendipitous composition of three women, sitting on the grass, is created. There is a calm, idyllic mood of these friends, reading. I am guessing, that because of the way they are dressed, it may have been taken in the 1940's.