Heat transfer photo image on paper or fabric with graphite and color pencils
I find inspiration in found objects throughout New York City, as well as some other cities, and these moments are where I find creative energy. It is the “found” energy that characterizes the environment itself. I am attracted to altered subway posters, aged textures on streets, and the way shadow and light interact with nature and urban space. These alterations and interactions change the objects of the images themselves, and I record these spontaneous works of art and view them as powerful images where repetition, contrast and drawing call attention to them even more. My artwork is not a collage. Through digital heat transfer image, I combine my photography with my drawings. I prefer to call them "visual quilts."
Born in Kanagawa, Japan, moved to New York City in 1976. Currently lives in Manhattan and works at her studio in Long Island City, Queens, NY. Studied Parsons school of Design, Pratt Graphic Center, Gendai Bijutsu kenkyujo and Wako University.
New York, NY
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