Q: How would you describe your art?
A: In my art, I use myself as a canvas. There I draw nature or the universe to unite with great energy. This comes from my deepest desire to become one with the energy I love.
Q: How did it start?
A: Originally, I liked classic dresses or gothic fashion, but these clothes themselves have too much power and it did not work in good harmony with my face. When I was concerned with this thought, my girlfriend taught me the make-up method shironuri. That was the beginning. In the early days it was just a fashion, but little by little I started to create the complete outfit myself and to create artwork on certain themes. This also has to do with the fact that my basic desire to unite with what I love has perfectly matched the realization that I can become anything with the shironuri make- up.
Q: Can you describe your process?
A: I let myself be inspired by nature, buildings, people, or the universe. The theme is decided in conversation with my regular photographer. Once the theme is determined, I research it in books or on the Internet. If I have the opportunity to visit certain places, I also go there myself. Then I create the outfit, apply the makeup, and visit the location for the shoot. If the location is not far away, I will leave home right away with the make-up on, and go by train. I love the feeling of becoming pure energy. I also enjoy the challenge of how far I can go for my depiction.
Q: What’s been your favorite moment so far?
A: I am a being that becomes the subject of my own work. In order for me to dissolve into the energy that matches the theme, I go to certain places for shooting. Once I feel that I am surrounded by the energy and have assimilated to it, I feel that I am no longer a human being, but have become pure amorphous energy.
Q: What makes you most happy, and why?
A: I want to leave a story that shows “That was my life!” So my happiness is to continue creating art. I think it’s necessary for me.
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