Canadian winters may be long and cold, I am always pleased to see
the first snowflakes, for winter puts me in the right frame of mind
for my work: an immaculate spiritual blank slate, far removed from
the day-to-day world. I feel reduced to "nothingness"
in the Zen sense; the only sound the rubbing of an inkstick.
Concentrating, I pick up my brush and hold it before the blank sheet
of paper. Quebec winters and their intense cold are important to
me as a calligrapher. They have always inspired my work work, as
was the case at our first exhibition in 1982.
Over the years, I have striven to broaden the scope of calligraphy.
For instance, I have written tittles for films, books, magazines
and even merchandise. I have also been invited to produce calligraphy
for all the rooms in the Japanese Pavilion and its garden. This
is a great honour for me, to see my work endure at the Montreal
As well, endeavouring to gain greater visibility for this art, I
submitted three works in 1995 to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts,
two of which were accepted. This happy event was repeated in 1996
and 2000, and my work is still on display at the Museum.
1998, I was part of an International Conference on East Asian Calligraphy
Education at the University of Maryland and organized the participation
in "Japanese Calligraphy competition in America" in Los
Angeles. I also organized the participation in "International
Calligraphers Competition" at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
2001, I did the calligraphy animation title for the film Showa
Shinzan for the Canada National Film Board and was selected
to be one of the 100 women of Québec who has successfully
achieved their goals in a book entitled "Les Ambassadrices"
Portraits de femmes accomplies au Québec.
2002 I have been honored to be selected by Nationwide Register's
Who's Who and is registered at the Library of Congress in Washington
2004 "Under the Spell of Singa" was published in East
Asian Calligraphy Education, University Press of Maryland.