Environment exerts a profound influence on me. I witness, with awe, how the ever-changing light transforms the colors of land, sea, and sky from moment to moment. The movements, sounds, and hues of water are integral to my sensibility.

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I'm drawn to the simplicity of shapes and flow lines wherever I look, noticing them even on this marble bench along a river walkway in Kyoto. I observe that space is just as important as form, if not more so.

I cherish the calm these qualities offer in the tumult and busyness of everyday life. Through them, art has the power to provide not only an experience of aesthetic pleasure, but also a refuge where it's possible to be fully present and know serenity. A moment's experience can change our whole day.