by Ariadna Zierold
Moira Hahn has exhibited across the world for two decades. Influenced by the Japanese genre ukiyo-e, she also cites Tibetan Thanka paintings, John James Audubon, and Persian miniatures as inspirations for her work.
Her watercolors recall the woodblock prints of Japan’s Edo period, which ended nearly 150 years ago. With endearing, anthropomorphic animals in the place of human warriors or villagers, there’s also a refined quality to the work that feels centuries-old. And hidden within these pieces, you’ll often find charming, humorous details of the modern-day.