Saturday, February 12, 2011
Namiki - Hummingbirds
I have mention previously that in 2004 Namiki launch a new series of maki-e pens. They discontinued almost all of their old Yukari range except this piece.
They did the right thing as this is one beautiful piece of artwork.
Hummingbird possesses a wide spectrum of breathtaking colors. The iridescent colors of the feathers arise from layers of special cells within the top layers of the feathers. Light that hits these cells is broken apart; some wavelengths are reinforced and intensified, while others are nullified through interference. The resulting colors are amazingly vivid.