Growing up in rural Japan near mountains and ocean, I have always been fascinated with the natural organic forms and patterns nature creates. My artworks explore these delicate patterns of nature and natural phenomena such as wave and wind movements through painting and paper sculpture.
My work is inspired by the process and aesthetics of Japanese traditional art such as Kirie (papercut art), Ukiyo-e (woodblock prints) and Sumi-e (ink wash painting).
3D papercut sculpture is composed of a combination of different mediums and methods such as drawing, Kirie, watercolor painting and sculpture. It consists of 3 papercut layers (on tree-free yupo paper) and 1 watercolor or acrylic painting background. The floating effect is created by archival films.
My artistic goal is to provide a sense of calmness and peace through my work.
A portion of art sale proceeds from this exhibit will benefit the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge.
The gallery is open by appointment, call or text 214 478 8372. Please plan to wear a mask inside the space.