As we go through life, we get wounds and we heal them.
We always keep going and try to be ourselves.
To keep going along the road of their lives, people put on shoes.
These shoes were made from the footprints of shoes that the artist herself was wearing in 2013.
I have a twisted fist finger, so there is a big callosity there, but…I'm standing on this foot, walking, running, jumping, kicking...It was like this all time before and from now on I will have to go through my life on this clumsy foot.
I'm weaker than other human beings.I'm very, very weak.
Because I know my weakness, I wish to be strong and I have to be strong.
Now I started thinking that I am becoming a stronger person.
But I am still willing to become much stronger, and I am getting confidence that this will happen.
This foot, the shoe that became from my foot, they will become even thicker from now on and will lead me into the future.
People do not end up getting wounded.
All the more, if you are wounded but continue going your own way, with time your skin will get thicker and stronger and the wound will be naturally healed.
When people get hurt but they try to heal wounds and overcome the pain, they get stronger and overcoming difficulties brings more confidence to them.
In my case, when I am hurt more and more, the accumulated experience of the past makes me feel stronger and brings me to the place where I would like to live.
Therefore, I want to confront pain without fear to move to something more important.
I want to move into the future having strong skin, which can confront anything even in trivial matters.
RINGS OF MORNING
Dyed newspaper with coffee
The bigining of the day is a morning.
Reading newpaper, drinking some coffee, and your day will begin.
You will have many events day and day, and the morning still come everyday.
Spending morning everyday is like growth ring.
Expressing human life with coffee and newspaper as icons of morning.
The average of Japanese life span is approximately 80 years old.
Its diameter is 80 centimeters.
You may see some condenced part or the wavy part like your life
FROM MYSELF TO MYSELF
Jewelry is a mirror where I see more than my mere reflection.
I see my true self.
Such a small and delicate thing as jewelry, is a powerful tool of self-expression. Something so small can be very powerful. When I wear my jewelry, I express who I am.
It says many things about me.
By wearing this large necklace and anchoring it to the ground I am forced to view myself through this mirror.
It is like me being dressed in a silver frame. Some things in the world are sharp and rough, other are rounded.
I wonder what the world sees when I wear my jewelry?
How do I look from the ground?
We, as human beings, have infinite possibilities.
We can change our perception of the world and of ourselves by creating something new with our hands.
I hope you can now look at yourself differently, from a new perspective, and look at your reflection in others.