MDF Board, Oil paint

2015 -2016

60cm x 180cm


‘Mayou ishi (迷う意志)’, Lost Will is a experience based about the reflection of the past, present and future and choices that have and have not yet been made.

Inspired by the pilgrimage trail Kumano Kodo, the continues motion of walking and the internal reflection, leaves one to ponder about the things that is or is-not there and the need and greed for materialism.

Influenced by the meditation experience, Buddhist and Shinto religious art, ‘Mayou Ishi’ expresses the thoughts, troubles, and choices; swirling, clinging to the mind. With the steady rhythm of walking through the old, silent, still-winter forests of Wakayama-prefecture, Japan.