here is a little sneak peak for my solo exhibition, " hello and goodbye," which is happening on the 9th of may at lebasse projects in los angeles.
for this particular show "hello and goodbye" i focused on and created a series of work which is based on the cycle of connection/disconnection that i have experienced and shared with others.
i left my home town toba, Japan when i was 15 and this separation eventually helped me to connect to my family ona deeper level.
also being away from my culture and its tradition made realized how special and meaningful they were to me.
there are times when separation helps me to connect - to grow and understand myself better, and there are situations when attachments make me feel powerless and weak...
this balance and the conflict between connection and disconnection fascinates me.
over all i believe that we strive for connections that refine our abilityto understand ourselves better.
i know this isn't the final form of my work but it is in process and in progress for something greater.
so for now i will keep on moving forward.
after glow, mixed media on board