Milky Way


Milky Way is my ongoing painting series that I started in 2015. I’m interested in perceiving all the elements, that construct our society, as extensions of our body, such as utencils, furniture, tools, bicycles, buildings, transportation system, pets, etc. I’m also interested in the facts that we can’t fully control our body, for instance the growth and aging of our body, sneeze, yawn, and many activities related to our animal instincts. In this series, I collected various images from my surroundings and classified them into different categories based on shapes and I always include parts of human body in each category with the aim of spotlighting the ambiguous borderlines between inside and outside of human body.

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19) Hashi (Edges), 2016, 36x30 inch 91x76cm, oil on canvas
18) Ana (Faces), 2016, 36x30 inch 91x76cm, oil on canvas



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17) Ana (Holes), 2016, 36x30 inch 91x76cm, oil on canvas
16) Hasami (Picks and Sandwiches), 2016, 36x30 inch 91x76cm, oil on canvas
15) Sankaku (Triangles), 2016, 30x30 inch, oil on canvas


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14) Tsui (Pairs), 2016, 36x30 inch 91x76cm, oil on canvas

13) Tama (Balls), 2016, 36x30 inch 91x76cm, oil on canvas
12) Juji (Crosses), 2016, 36x30 inch 91x76cm, oil on canvas


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Hone (Bones), 2016, 36x30 inch 91x76cm, oil on canvas
10) Himo (Strings), 2016, 36x30 inch 91x76cm, oil on canvas
9) Eda (Branches), 2016, 36x30 inch 91x76cm, oil on canvas



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8) Himo II (Strings), 2015, 30x24 inch 76x61cm, oil on canvas
7) Tama (Balls), 2015, 30x24 inch 76x61cm, oil on canvas



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6) En (Circles), 2015, 36x30 inch 91x76cm, oil on canvas
5) Kuda (Tubes), 2015, 36x30 inch 91x76cm, oil on canvas
4) Kansetsu (Joints), 2015, 36x30 inch 91x76cm, oil on canvas




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3) Yotsuashi (Four legs), 2015, 36x30 inch 91x76cm, oil on canvas
2) Utsuwa (Bowls), 2015, 36x30 inch 91x76cm, oil on canvas
1) Bo (Sticks), 2015, 36x30 inch 91x76cm, oil on canvas