I am Japanese artist working and living in Edinburgh, and have been living in UK since 1987 studying Fine Art. I couldn�t speak English at the beginning, and drawings and paintings became my language to communicate, and with my odd pronunciation, I still rely on �signals� the bodylanguage, trying to catch hints and clues between the words.
This lead myself to be observer and although I do speak out now, I had widen my observing skill to not only in human society but with pets, wild life and plant. I find there are signals in every creature if I observed long enough. I collect those moments that I noticed and captured them in my mind, then I try to release them in my sketchbook, canvas, or anything I can find to scribble then on, from which I will work and develop them into often series of paintings.