Sinical Magazine Article

Ms Misha Moore wrote a nice review of the Art of Contemporary Shibari Exhibit for Sinical Magazine.  Read the article here.

(Lew Rubens and Lisa viewing some of the art exhibited by Hikari Kesho. Photo courtesy of Ms. Misha Moore.)

The Art of Contemporary Shibari Exhibit installation at Mother Dog Studios

The Art of Contemporary Shibari Exhibit is the largest display of shibari art in a gallery setting in the world.  This exhibit is hosted by Mother Dog Studios and is part of the Fotofest 2012 Biennial activities.

Here are some pictures of its installation. Continue reading

A gathering of artists -

An international group of 17 world class shibari riggers and photographers sent 159 prints to Mother Dog Studios for this exhibit, which makes it the largest gallery exhibit of Contemporary Shibari Art in the world.  Many of the prints in this exhibit are larger than life. Continue reading

The Opening Reception is on March 16, 2012

On March 16, Mother Dog Studios will open its doors to host the Opening Reception for the Art of Contemporary Shibari Exhibit. This major exhibit features the art of an international group of world class shibari riggers and photographers. It is a part of the activities for the Fotofest 2012 Biennial, which is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of international visitors to Houston to learn about and enjoy photographic art. Continue reading

DoctorZ presents “Ballet Dancer”

Sometimes, a ballet theme is used by riggers and models in creating their shibari art.  This is a slideshow video I created with images from a ballet and light sculpture shoot Jamie S and I did together at Mother Dog Studios in the summer of 2011.  The images in this video are not traditional shibari images.  They are some of our interpretations of contemporary shibari art. Continue reading

Jim Duvall presents “2009-6434”

Visual sculpture …   This is an example of how Jim Duvall uses shibari techniques to shape bodies into poses they cannot attain.  He is a Seattle based award winning photographer and founder of the Seattle Erotic Arts Festival.  In its 10 year history, The Seattle Erotic Arts Festival has grown substantially, moving into the 36,000 square foot Seattle Center Exhibition Hall in 2008, and in 2011 into the 50,000 square foot Fremont Studios.  In 2012, they expect more than 10,000 attendees during its week long event, June 16 – 24.  It very successfully celebrates art that is rarely seen in mainstream galleries and museums. Continue reading

Alberto Lisi aka Hikari Kesho presents “Railway Bridge”

This beautiful image was included in a featured article in Italy’s Playboy magazine profiling the shibari art of Hikari Kesho.  The pretty model with a colorful kimono in classic shibari rigging contrasts against the industrial construction of an overhead railway bridge and matches nicely with natures colors in an Italian landscape in the fall.  Alberto Lisi aka Hikari Kesho is a famous fashion and shibari photographer who’s work has been displayed in gallery exhibits and featured in many publications.  Here is a behind the scenes video showing his creation of this gorgeous contemporary shibari art. Continue reading

Lew Rubens presents “Drea Captured in the Web”

This is not a classic shibari image.  Lew Rubens (from Orlando, Florida) used his shibari rigging skills to create a beautiful spider-like web to catch his pretty model.  This is another example of people from all over the world having fun and creating contemporary shibari art. Continue reading