Japan / USA
My artwork is an expression of my personal femininity. My grandmother was the source of my feminine awareness, and she influenced my aesthetics. She taught me handcrafts, such as sewing and felting, which have now become my personal methodology. Since I came to the United States twelve years ago, I have been on a new journey to discover who I am, as an individual and as a woman. My attitude and perspective about my femininity are derived from Japanese culture, but at the same time, are influenced by American culture. In my new life, I feel a strong connection with nature, which plays an essential role in my process of creating wearable objects. This is why I employ natural materials such as wool, cotton, silk, and wood. I sense that there are lively cell activities within my body.