Izumi’s soft oil paint on canvas (pictured above and below) decorate the walls upstairs, titled the ‘Hanabi’ series. The 20 paintings give the viewer an image of shifting colours as eyes adjust and readjust to the changing scheme of light in the room. One of the paintings shows a cluster of branches billowing in the wind, against a blue, watercolour sky. The wintery look is balanced by the earthy tones that lightly drape the canvas.
Next to it is its sibling: branches, or perhaps roots upside down, that progressively diffuse upwards in a stream of blue in many shades. Nature is prominent here, with paintings that represent solitary, strong trees against an exploding dawn, or reflected on pools of water.
The landscape is reminiscent of Nepali countryside, at various turns of seasons. One painting looks like hills amidst a thick layer of mist seen through a green lens, while several canvases share a crumpled and knotted motif — like bedsheets early in the morning. The angles and the movements remind one of sleeping or dancing bodies, and are hypnotic and sacred, delicate and at once enduring.