ARTIST STATEMENT

 

I am fascinated with color, texture, textile design, and form, although most of the images and inspiration I find for art are drawn from my love of nature, animals, and landscapes.

 

I grew up in the Japanese countryside, near the edge of a pond thriving in bio-diversity. I would spend every day collecting all manner of insects, leaves, stones, and flowers and create something for my amusement.

Honest and innocent love I found as a little girl for nature led me to my love for creating for all these years. After attending Art and Design University in Kyoto, I moved to New York City to pursue my carrier as an artist. 

Once I move to NYC, as much as I adore the city I live in, my love for nature grew even greater and felt a big disconnection from the community of humankind, and from the natural world.

 

Through the making of art, I unplug from this busy world and engage this disconnection: from the community of humankind, and from the natural world.

Working in mixed media allows me to create different layers of acrylic paint, ink drawing, collage and printmaking in the overlay of various surfaces and visual effects resulting from this process, I can suggest the passage of time and recollection of memory.