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My art is based on my interest in human behavior: gestures, actions, and habits that derive from conscious and unconscious states of mind. I’ve been intrigued since childhood by humans as unique creatures that live and die and have an imagination, and make creations. To me, a window is a symbol of human nature. There are many overtones, personal dialogues and symbols within my paintings. I’ve developed my own visual language to express these aspects.

My dream is to make work that is sensual and psychic, affecting the mind, emotions, beliefs, dreams, imaginations of viewers. It is my lifelong challenge to keep creating as a Japanese person who grew up in Japan in a Japanese family, surrounded by only Japanese people and language, law, shared sense, culture, and tradition - as someone whose life and whole world was once in one's motherland.

By observing society and depicting human nature at a distance, my goal is to deliver perspectives of things that are relatively unknown, unrealized, hidden, unspoken, prohibited, or forgotten, but are nevertheless present within everyday life - if love is the essence of life, life is the essence of my art.

My work reflects my everyday life, not like a mirror does, but like the surface of a ripping pond.

-Natsumi K Goldfish 2024

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