The Floating World

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“A great icon of the ocean is the Great Wave by Hokosai (wikipedia / Artsy). This wood block print made in the Floating World movement in Japan has endured as an incredible depiction of the raw power of nature. It has many interpretations that differ dramatically from East to Western cultures.
The Floating World movement is briefly described as a time of opulent hedonism, a time that mirrors our modern age in many respects, namely materialistic capitalism. The wave comes as a looming presence of disaster, clawing at your fears, a notion that things are too good to last. I often feel this threat, an anxiousness of the masses”