Two years ago today, I had held my first solo exhibition at a small rental gallery in Osaka. This led to the encounter with many amazing people, which paved the way for art to me. Also one of this great relation led me to Germany, and it brought about meeting with good friends there. I praise myself that I took the courage to take the first step, and thank you for all encounters. It is the most precious and happy thing for me to expand the relationship with people across national borders through art. I would like to further enlarge and develop the relationship.
What I thought while watching the movement of the world for about a year. We should not rely on or depend on nations, powerful leaders, or authorities, but each of us should have the right recognition about politics and other things, such as economics and finance system, education, history, medicine, science, etc. And the most important thing is to have a strong sense of responsibility for society. Allows exploitation or infringement by authorities unless each one becomes independent mentally. I think that society will change as many people become not indifferent. I was an indifferent and ignorant person until a few months ago, but nowadays I am actively trying to get informations for self-defense. But now that all the information is confusing and it’s hard to tell which is true, I may not be able to make a neutral decision. I want to cultivate ability to judge things evenly. ★What the most important thing is that seeing the flood of information from the outside with a bird’s-eye view, not be involved in the information, I suppose.
A new work of Japanese painting I’ll make from now on is like a wooden craft. At this moment I’m not sure I’ll be able to assemble it properly and it’s uncertain it’ll be completed. I’m not good at three-dimensional work. But for me it’s more fun to attempt new things, so I’ll do try and error:) Btw I want an electric jigsaw recently…
I went to mountain climbing with a friend today. The lake near the top was frozen due to quite cold. We were into the play of how long we would continue to slide if we threw a block of ice on the lake, and the purpose changed from mountain climbing to ice throwing beyond we knew it 🙂 It’s been a long time since I climbed, so tomorrow I’ll definitely have muscle pain.
The world is chaotic due to various things such as the process of the US presidential election and so on. However, I tell myself that I just do what I can do at any time. So when I think about what I can do for such a society, to heal people with art is my objective. Previously as I posted, when I was depressed by the death of my cat, I was healed by art. My works may not have so much power, but I hope, even a little, it’ll cheer up those who are tired of the current situation.
嬉しい事に、今日からドイツは日本人の入国規制を解除するそうです。在ドイツ日本大使館からメールが届きました。これでドイツに戻る計画を立てられます。happy new year!
Fortunately, seems that German government lifted immigration restrictions against Japanese from today. I got an email about that from Japan embassy in Germany before soon. I can make a plan to come back to Germany. Happy new year!