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PAGES OF THE BOOK OF THE PLANET

A Series of Photographs, Strata of limestone about 145 millions years ago(Upper Jurassic). Photos were taken by Adoka Niitsu at Solnhofen, Germany, during the research trip in 2012.






© ADOKA NIITSU / Adagp, Paris.

Cooperation : Noriko Mitsuhashi
Under support of the Ohki Memorial Foundation, Yamanashi, Japan



DIALOGUE WITH LIMESTONES

Process of lithography with lime stones which was founded by Adoka NIITSU at Solnhofen, Germany. Photo at Lithography Print Studio Atelier IDEM, Paris, 2013

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THE STONE SAID:

The stone said:
"For 145 million years,
I've been dreaming of a garden
full of strange and beautiful plants
while waiting for you in the deep underground."
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The Stone said:, Piece of lithographic limestone from Solnhofen, Germany, Stone size 10.5 x 11cm, Lithography on Japanese paper, Printed at IDEM Paris. Box size 30 x 30 cm : Mirror, Acrylic plate, 2013/ Installation view of exhibition "GREEN SPACE - Le jardin souterrain" at Saint-Germain-des-Prés Métro station, Paris, 2013

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Printmaking processes of "The Stone said:"
1.Grinded / 2.Drawing with Tusche / 3.After Printing / 4.Backside (Dendrites)




Installation View of "Stone said:" at Adoka NIITSU Solo Show "The Unknown Senses" at galerie Hors-Champs, Paris, 2015



THE STONE HAD A DREAM:

The stone had a dream:
"I have just wake up from long dream
that I am in the light blue sky with diamonds."
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The Stone had a dream:, Piece of lithographic limestone from Solnhofen, Germany, Lithography on Japanese paper, Printed at IDEM Paris, 2013

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Printmaking processes of lithographic stone
1.Drawing on the limestone / 2.Putting Ink / 3.Printing by hand / 4.Result



THE GRAVITY: RED+BLUE=VIOLET

"Released from the gravity.
Now we are falling and flying at the same time"



The Gravity : Red + Blue = Violet, lithographic limestone and lithograph, 2013

Piece of lithographic limestone from Solnhofen, Germany, Lithography on Japanese paper (Made in Minobu-chô Nakatomi-Washi no sato, Yamanashi prefecture, Japan)
Size of limestone : Red 14 x 16 x 1.5cm, Blue 13 x 14 x 1.5cm
Size of lithography print : 67 x 100cm
Printed at lithography atelier IDEM Paris