“[Patricia Forsberg’s] series of ‘Japanese’ drawings, created over more than ten years and numbering in excess of 300 intimate works, stands as one of the most engaging, masterful, and achingly lyrical engagements by an artist of the West with a specifically Asian culture. Just as Provence became Van Gogh’s Japan (‘it is a beautiful Japanese dream,’ he wrote of the Provencal countryside), Patricia has found her Japan within the confines of an artist’s studio. . . .
"In their exploration of the interior life of women today, these drawings are, quite simply, marvelous expressions of one artist’s allusive imagination, speaking across centuries and cultures with restrained feeling, quiet power, and a riveting sense of beauty all their own.”--Rick Newby