Drawing Map



 Although the pictures are not clear enough, there is a small gap between the tips of the coastlines. In 1998, when I started using this method, I was working on the compatibility with crossing lines as a matter of painting. It was totally unacceptable that when a drawing finished, the drawing line became just a shape of something. Bottles were the subjects at that moment.The idea of drawing maps appeared without particular reasons. However I found the works really essential afterwards as I realized the similarity between drawing lines and moving upon the land. In 2002 I drew the places I am familiar with such as Tokyo bay, Taiwan Island and Malay Peninsula.Peninsulas often can be seen on maps. When I travel, I feel that island and lakes are parts of a peninsula, that is to say I feel that the outline is not closed. This notion is really important for my understanding of time and actions.

A sailing-chart composed of personal belongings


8 Balls Pride
Rabbit Parade
¡No Pasarán!
Insects War of Racism
Cavity 現代的虫歯
Lantern 原子炉走馬灯
Island of Nuclides
Prey 首相と支持者
Galley ガレー船
Portolan chart
Treasure - Chocopie
Diary of a bird
Nomadism 遊牧
Sea Cucumber なまこ
Globes in the sky
Clam landscape アサリ
Wave drawing
Turbin shell サザエ史観
Drawing map
Shippou-Mari 七宝毬
Cicada's eclosion and I
Ferriswhee 観覧車
Game of GO
Fetisism 物神
Free Man
Endless drawing
Aquarium 水族館