Home Sweet Home – Minami Kawasaki
At the National Art Center I found this wonderful grouping by talented Minami Kawasaki, 川崎みなみ (what a fantastic name!), of Joshibi University of Art and Design (女子美術大学). Three wonderfully cute little puppies in felt. Called “Home Sweet Home” I guess this grouping is dangerously close to the uncanny valley for some people but one of the things I have noticed about living in Japan is that you get less sensitive to it. Felt as an artistic medium seems to be on the rise as well, every year I see more and more of it. I couldn’t find anything about Ms. Kawasaki online, again it’s my western perspective but it feels strange that young artists in Japan don’t do more to promote themselves!