Muffy Maki (Mixed Media)
Drawing, and creating from a young age, Maki Matsumoto is a creator, and communicator to the core. She feels that everything no matter what it is holds "qi", or energy, and she feels that as she creates, she unconsciously releases this "qi" through the creation process. From both the creator’s, and the viewer’s perspective, she gives shape and life to things that cannot be expressed in words. She dedicates her life, and energy to developing her sensitivity and communication. Her artistic mission lies in her determination to face the “loneliness” or “solidarity” of mankind. She feels the urge to get closer to, and embrace “loneliness”. That urge gets stronger as she continues to create.