My work is just like meditation for me. The basic principle of all my drawings is to illustrate fun and flowing compositions. I try not to think about anything when I’m working because I like to immerse myself in the moment, I like to flow within the rhythm of the drawing. As a result most of my works come from my subconsciousness.
I started this piece thinking of a flower within a frame, I thought that was a perfect theme for her, Devon Aoki. In some of my works I explore language tricks and so I wanted to illustrate her in between a lot of different flowers because her name is 靑木花 which sounds like “Aoki-Hwa”, “花(Hwa)” means “Flower,” and “Hwa” means painting, and also means progression(-fy, -ize).
I want to show this work simply as a beautiful piece because sometimes when people obsess over the meaning of a painting, they forget to enjoy the “beauty” of it. I always add hidden images within my drawings in case the viewer wants to explore a deeper meaning.
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