woodcut print (panel, Japanese paper, sumi ink), gesso, water-based paint
53.4 x 74.4 cm
This work is created in 1997, drawn with black paint and gesso on two of the 15-piece woodcut prints series “Common Wealth,” exhibited at Kazama’s first solo exhibition.
The original “Common Wealth” is a mock-up work that turns a photograph of a model house in advertising flyer inserted in newspapers, like a symbol of happiness, into a black woodcut with a sinister foreboding. In End of Home, Kazama tried to emphasize the ominous feeling. (A) is a house contaminated with the virus (black circle), and (B) is a house that has dissolved muddy after the collapse of a family.