Fumie Kihara
Creating my own art is the best way to connect with myself. When I work on my art, I face myself honestly, I discover something new about me, I know myself better, I confirm myself objectively, and I embrace myself even if what I find in/about me was something hard to accept. Through creating my art, I experience this process over and over again. It's not easy for me. In fact, it's a tough struggle. But I have come to realize that this struggle leads me to my OWN art and makes my spirit stronger and deeper. And I can be confident in myself. I make my own art to live, to keep on developing as a person and to feel alive. If my passion or my thoughts like this can be understood by someone through my art and if my art encourages or inspires someone, it would be so fantastic.