A)Mari Yamagiwa. I live in Japan. The only occupation that cannot be resigned through life from which I was given by god. "Woman"
Q) How did you get started making art?
A)I began to draw the picture because the gallery in which it had been interested in my way of life had planned solo exhibition.
Q)How would you describe your art?
A)My works consists in the other side and a dirty part. The other side is sure to exist.I accept all existence. I admit the value of all existence. When you are restrained or restricted by something that you can't see, or worried, you might find an answer to the problem in my art.
Q))Who is your biggest influence, both art and non-art related
A)Punk Rock, and All matters that I experienced.
Q) How do you approach the creation of a new piece... how does everything come together?
Q) What's your favorite medium to work in, and why?
A)Junk that crow collects. It is a very beautiful treasure.
Q) What is your favourite art related web site?
Q) Is your work all hand done? Or do you use any computer tools to help out?
A)Only the hand connected directly with my own brain.
Q) What, in your opinion, are the best and worst places to exhibit artwork?
A)No comment.Q) I'm always interested in where an artist find their inspiration. Where do you find yours?
Q) How are the reactions on your work in general?
A)Unique personal surrealistic style, Aggressive, People's reactions are various according to the country.
Q) What are you doing when you are not creating art?
A)Movie, Music, Sleep, Make love.
Q)What are some of the greatest challenges that you think artists face today?
A)Borderline of art as art and art as work and, Borderline of personal art and popular art.
Q) Do you believe that a person is born with a talent to produce art or can anyone can be taught?
A)No, Courage to tell the people a shameful impulse in your head is only maintained.
Q) Are there any particular works you've done that stand out as your favorites?
A)Some fragments producing now.
Q) What are some current/upcoming projects you are working on or excited about?
A)My works will be exhibited in Melbourne in April, 2007.My works has been regularly exhibited in New York, Australia, and Japan, etc.
Q) What advice would you give to younger up and coming artist?
A)The answer shown here has my own idea. You must not trust it. Do not influence. You only find your own philosophy...
Q) Who are your favourite artists & Your favourite galleries?