We are very sad to announce the death of one of our members Shizuko Kimura.

Shizuko joined the Group in 1998 and saw herself as an artist working in a form of figurative fine art but it was important to her that the viewer recognised the textile root of her work. Her beautifully delicate life drawings in thread on fine muslin were always an arresting addition to our exhibitions and we will dearly miss her searching and sensitive eye.

We were privileged to have her as a member.

Jae Maries (Chairperson of the 62 Group of Textile Artists)

Models in New York II (detail); cotton muslin, silk, cotton and synthetic threads, 2.5m wide x 1.14m high. Photo: Junichi Kanzaki