Being an artist who has been privileged to have lived in several countries throughout my life has allowed me to be very culturally aware.
I was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1995 and have never returned. However, I have a fascination with the country and what I believe it is like.
My work focuses on the term ‘Japonisme’ which is defined as the influence of Japanese art, fashion and aesthetics on Western culture. Having never been to Japan since, my work is an interpretation of what I see and think of what Japan represents. My prints and collages represent characteristics which I see as stereotypically Japanese; I have demonstrated this through carefully choosing colours and content inspired by Japan.