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The Murder of Karen Silkwood

The Murder of Karen Silkwood

  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Ink, gesso, and acrylic on canvas
  • Dimensions: 20 x 16"
  • Solo MFA Thesis Exhibition: MU - Mutation Ecologies
  • Place: MFA Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • Year: 2019
Transmutation - Karen Silkwood’s Death

Transmutation - Karen Silkwood’s Death

  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Ink, gesso, and acrylic on canvas
  • Dimensions: 18 x 24"
  • Solo MFA Thesis Exhibition: MU - Mutation Ecologies
  • Place: MFA Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • Year: 2019
Poisonous General

Poisonous General

  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Ink, gesso, and acrylic on canvas
  • Dimensions: 20 x 16"
  • Solo MFA Thesis Exhibition: MU - Mutation Ecologies
  • Place: MFA Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • Year: 2019
Screw Foundation

Screw Foundation

  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Ink, gesso, and acrylic on canvas
  • Dimensions: 11 x 14"
  • Solo MFA Thesis Exhibition: MU - Mutation Ecologies
  • Place: MFA Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • Year: 2019
Paperleaks Vault #3 and #4

Paperleaks Vault #3 and #4

  • Type: Mixed Media Painting
  • Medium: Pencil, charcoal, ink, acrylic, and gesso on kraft paper on panel / Pen, flour, and acrylic on waste paper on canvas
  • Dimensions: 7⅝ x 12½" / 9 x 12"
  • Group Exhibition: I Accept the Cookies
  • Place: Kunstraum PING•PONG, Leipzig, Germany
  • Year: 2018
Toxicity

Toxicity

  • Type: Mixed Media Painting
  • Medium: Acrylic, clay, glue, and waste paper on canvas
  • Dimensions: 23⅝ x 19¾"
  • Group Exhibition: Rutschbahn
  • Place: Projektwohnung Krudebude, Leipzig, Germany
  • Year: 2018
Self-sacrificing Mutated Ego

Self-sacrificing Mutated Ego

  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Acrylic and acrylic paint pen on canvas
  • Dimensions: 20 x 16"
  • Year: 2017
Life Scope - New Departure
Life Scope - New Departure

Life Scope - New Departure

  • Type: Digital Art / Digital Photography / Graphics
  • Award: Excellence - Graphic Design Award by Yamaha
  • Place: Tokyo, Japan
  • Year: 2012
An Extinct Animal
3R

An Extinct Animal and 3R (Reduce-Reuse-Recycle)

  • Type: Digital Art / Digital Photography / Digital Drawing / Graphics
  • Year: 2012

These works are based on my eco-art project organized around the cleaning of a neglected family house in 2006. Thinking about the social economy and environmental issues, I raised questions about mass production and consumption behind the economic growth of the postwar period of Japan. I was particularly interested in social awareness or indifference to these issues, as well as the relationship between society and natural ecosystems.

To link the material reality from my actual experiences, I reused my digital photographs taken during the tidying up process. I added digital drawings indicating progress in technology. In the first image, the extinct animal (a Japanese wolf) overlaps on accumulated waste, aiming to layer metaphorically the idea of becoming the subject of my drawing. In the second image, I committed myself to the waste management theory of the "3R" (Reduce-Reuse-Recycle).

In this humid Japanese house, mold, insects, and small animals thrived and coexisted in a human environment. I was swallowed by nature and comprehended that it was not anymore about the human vs nature dichotomy. Understanding this face to face with living creatures as an example of uncontrollable nature, I questioned the human-centered point of view.