I often picture I would be woken up by the crisp sound of the birds, at which time I would get up and brush my teeth immediately. And then I would wear my running shoes to be out of the door as quickly as I can, as if I would miss an important concert so that I couldn't wait to rush into the shady path in which is fresh and quiet, to enjoy the fantastic songs of which are from the sides of path, to get my breath rhythmically into such natural symphony. A new and beautiful day starts from here. That's the most beautiful thing I can think of.
Actually, the reality is always rougher than I expected. The scenery, which I can see when I'm jogging, is not as exquisite as these sculptures I created, however, the pleasant songs of birds are indeed around me every day. I'm not a musician and I'm unable to write wonderful symphonies, but I want to express the beauty which I felt with these combinatorial sculptures.
Speaking of music, there is nothing more I can say actually, for few names of singers and songs I can remember, though I love listening to music. For me, melodies are more important than lyrics. It's because whatever the lyrics how wonderful are, it's less than reading poems directly. A song as a performance work, harmonious melody and sincere feelings are the first thing I can feel. So I just care about whether voices and compositions are good or not. That's why I love colorful World Music like HAYA BAND or something like that. Furthermore, meditation music like Dan Gisbson is also my best choice when I'm relaxed.
Our works express a breath of nature as well like the style of the music I favorite. I wanted to express a feeling for the ears in visual ways, which is visible music (synaesthesia). Certainly, there is nothing more beautiful and pleasant sound than ensemble of birds in nature. On the trees of my window, there are always lovely birds stand on the branches twitter, but I never get bored with them. As a result of the trees outside my window are very lush, sometimes I can even see a bird tearing at worms from the branches right under my nose. It's so lovely! I took much time to capture these lovely shots.
A Song of Forest is our latest work, which is a set of combinatorial sculptures. Compared with our former works that a series work, each of which is different, composing one subject, this time we wanted to create a feeling that is similar to fluidity of music, so A Song of Forest is composed of four small sculptures so that it can be made different pictures by rearranging them but they always look harmonious and elegant no matter how you do. Looking at these beautiful pictures as if I was really in meditation in a forest.