Jacksonville Beach, FL
Fairgrounds St. Pete Project
Florida in Stereo, hand cut paper
Hiromi Moneyhun’s diorama is full of stereotypical Florida icons. To Hiromi, an important quality of the items she chose to represent is that they are consumables. While it could be argued that pelicans aren’t consumables, the image of the pelican is so ubiquitous in Florida that she chose to include it. The same can be said for alligators and palm trees. Viewers should not miss the images in the waves, which are as much as a part of Florida as the sand upon which they break.
Hiromi Moneyhun was born and raised in Kyoto, Japan. She is a self-taught papercut artist and has been living in Jacksonville Beach since 2004. Her work has been shown in Miami, New York, London, Asheville, Atlanta, Savannah and at Bentonville, Arkansas’s Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, which has acquired three of her artworks.
7 Questions with FLORIDARAMA artist Hiromi Moneyhun on the Fairgrounds St. Pete blog