Yuka & The Forest
Published by Art Paper Editions, Nov 2018
As Emery’s second book and continuation to 'RIE’, ‘Yuka & The Forest’ (published in 2018) introduces us to the young girl (previously mentioned in RIE) as well as the chinju no mori, the sacred forest. We are reminded that cultures like that of Japan which are deeply embedded in nature,have been able to perserve much of their natural habitat by having fostered an interconnected value system. Within ‘Yuka & The Forest’ we embark on a journey of reflection that leads us through a remote village high into the midst of a vast landscape. We are prompted to contemplate nature’s profound serenity and as the last pages fall also of its demise at the hand of our own.
After having travelled to Tokyo for the first time in 1999, over a decade passed before Emery discovered the Japanese countryside and its incredible forest landscape. Since 2015 she has returned every year.
Limited edition of 500 copies including print. Printed on 100% recycled paper stock. Contains a short story by the artist. Designed by Lena C Emery & 6'56''. Second out of a trilogy of books incl. Rie (2016) and The Tree (2019).
30% of profits go to WWF (The World Wide Fund for Nature) working in the field of wilderness preservation and the reduction of human impact on the environment.