Naomi Kobayashi

"Early on, I proceeded to make highly constructed, sculptural works, but now I strive for spaces that have an airy feeling, that incorporate air and wind within them, and that are so ephemeral they feel as if they might disappear at any moment. I am drawn to the relationship of uchi (inside) and soto (outside), to light and darkness, and to the progression of time, all of which are felt so strongly here in Japan." - Naomi Kobayashi