title : Eve イブ Assuming that that woman could be Eve from the Old Testament, and that her expulsion from the Garden of Eden began the foundation upon which our civilization was built, it could be said that our species are all brothers and sisters genetically speaking, coming from this sole mother who lived in Africa. I imagined what this great first mother, our most remote ancestor, might have looked like.
title : A Rabbit Holding Flower 花を持つ兎 While rabbits in Japanese folk tales are typically wicked and cunning liars, this work depicts the delightful, gentle representation of rabbits. In the world of the Tea Ceremony, utensils and images with rabbit motifs are often used, so this sculpture was produced to be used for tea ceremonies. A vase that can be inserted into the rabbitﾕs chest for holding flowers adds a whimsical touch.
title : A Sharp Woman 切れる女 In the history of mankind, this may be the era with greatest progress in women’s social advancement and status improvement, ever since the origin of a male dominant society. In this man’s world, while awareness of women’s ability increases daily, the contradiction exists that most of such evaluations are made by men. Women observe the systems and standards established by men, and elevate their status within the set criteria.
title: Photographer who Lost His Eyesight 視力を失った写真家 His pupils remain dilated, and accordingly his eyes cannot focus. When I peered into his eyes, deep darkness opened up. The eye muscles which control the lenses were injured during eye surgery. Subsequently, his eyes are no longer able to adjust the pupils to focus. He retains his sight only in the upper right corner of his right eye.
title : Cloud dragon Container for sweets 喰籠 雲龍 Use for Japanese tea ceremony.
title: Her Property 彼女の財産 The man’s shoe may have been a donation from an NPO group, and whether she shared the pair with someone or failed to retain the whole pair after a fierce scramble, it was apparently her favorite. The reality of advanced nations’ goods-oriented support can create absurd instances such as this, involving those children at the bottom of the society. Nevertheless, the awkward-looking shoe was her only property.
title : MNEVIS 件（くだん） This bull’s head sculpture is included with the series of men’s heads because there are anthropomorphic bulls in some Asian religions, and ancient Egyptian myths where bulls are considered sacred The English title of this piece, “Mnevis”, comes from the name of an Egyptian god with a human body and the head of a bull.
title : A Pleading dog 訴える犬 The model of this piece is my beloved dog, Pongo, who was edging towards the end of his life when I started this work. As he grew old and lost mobility, he would sometimes gaze into thin air and act as if he was talking with an invisible being, while at other times, he would look straight into my face as if to plead with me.
title : A hope of the future 家族の希望 This is a portrait of Yuna, my granddaughter. A new child represents the amazing power of future hope, and a family is brought together with the newborn infant bringing a positive outlook to ward off cynicism.