Hiroka Yamashita

Region: MFA Annual

Website: http://hyamashita.com

City / State: New Brunswick, NJ

The timelessness of nature reveals that it contains the history of countless lives that have come and gone, leaving behind thousands of dramas. I’m interested in the spiritual bonds between humans and their ancestral lands and nature’s generosity, rigor, and freedom. I’m imagining that these figures embody this spirit of nature in my work.

The imaginary landscapes come from places I have actually visited or those I have seen in my dreams. It is a rearrangement of accumulated memories and imaginings, recalling their atmospheres as something that remains in our shared unconscious.