Tamiko Thiel
Brush the Sky
A calligraphic family narrative, written onto the skies of Seattle (2015) and San Jose, CA (2019).
Tamiko Thiel: Augmented reality & digital prints / Midori Kono Thiel: Japanese calligraphy & mylar hangings


Brush the Sky gallery installation, CONSTRUCT\S exhibit, Wing Luke Museum

This video highlights details of Midori Kono Thiel's unique Japanese calligraphy, deconstructed across multiple mylar layers to create abstract transparent wall hangings. The hangings are overlaid with an animated augmented calligraphy layer by Tamiko Thiel. Click image for video on Vimeo.

Brush the Sky gallery installation
Midori Kono Thiel: Wing Luke Museum oral history videos

The Wing Luke Museum created these oral history video recordings of Midori Kono Thiel talking about four Brush the Sky sites in Seattle's Nihonmachi/International District. Go to Wing Luke's Brush the Sky videos page, or click images below for individual videos.

Nippon-Kan Theater

Kokusai Theater

Chinese Gate

Bush Garden Res
Brush the Sky augmented reality on-site videos

Impressions of what some of the augments look like in situ. For more information on individual sites and their calligraphy, please see the Brush the Sky AR launch map and click on each location.

Brush the Sky: 驚 - Odoroku - Astonishment 過去 / 現代 / 未来 Kako/Gendai/Mirai - Past/Present/Future & Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival logo @ Seattle Center

Brush the Sky: 千里 の 文化 Senri no Bunka - Thousand Miles of Culture @ Seattle Asian Art Museum