I often draw strange creatures. Some people may think they are grotesque and scary, but I do not intend to draw something grotesque. I feel they have been living in me for a long time, rather than I created them. And, they came out of me, using my paintings. So, it is difficult to answer when people ask, "What are they? What are they supposed to mean?" I wish someone would explain it for me...
Animals, insects, fish, and toys... These things used to be close to me when I was a child. I like to take these in my design. Maybe it is because my childhood memory is vivid, or I am still childish. I love long tentacle-like shapes with stripes or dappled patterns, such as octopus tentacles and tendrils of morning glory. They look as if they are presenting something gently, or as if they are looking for something.
I also love vivid colors. I imagine colors that only exist in my dreams. I also ruminate about the impact of colors that are combined like spices. A person who saw my work said to me, "I feel my head spinning and my heart beating rapidly." Maybe, it was because the new color, which I made, stimulated his brain. It is at such moments that I feel the emotion inside me is shared by someone else.
Flying Green ©2008 d'Holbachie Yoko