Wakana Kimura

Region: Pacific Coast

I use visual communication to express unification and individuality. I start with a mark and continue to build on it as an expression. Each mark has its own unique identity, and each mark interacts with another mark in its own unique way. All of the marks together represent an individual conceptual structure. It is only when I complete the piece that I am able to attach a verbal word to enable communication. I use art as a medium to openly communicate the individual differences among us. Ideally, there is a ripple effect. As with drops of rain in a pond, each drop forms a concentric circle that joins with another concentric circle, and this intertwining has a larger effect. Each individual mark I create enables communication and creates conversation.