Since I was little, I was fascinated with creating things on used paper: old books, newspapers, magazines, wrapping paper, letters and envelops.
"Brown paperbag collection" came from this fascination. I use used and folded brown paperbags as my canvas. They are already given a sense of purpose in the previous forms. It is like detatching them from their old roles and combining with my mischievous drawings to create something old and new.
After long experiments with paper and inks, I established a way to draw on used paper bags without losing the color and texture of the medium. Drawing living things is central to my exploration of life. Combining this with painting, collage, and printmaking, I am trying to create images that project the beauty in life.
Born in Tokyo Japan, creating in Brooklyn, New York, US