This week I had interview a very talented artist named Shihori Nakayama. Nakayama is originally from northern Japan. She lived there until she was 12 years old. She told me she been doing this since a been kid. I found that response interesting because no other artist have gave me an answer like that .
During the interview she explained that her art was based on memories and people she loves. Everything that people saw in her art on Thursday were drawings of people and animals she knew. They were not random which made me more interested in her work. Nakayama stated that her work took her 4 months to finish. She said she gets inspiration from her home which is Japan to help make her art. For example, the cows on the picture represent where she grew up. Currently, she is a grad student. When she finishes she said she wants to freelance.
I really enjoyed being able to have a wonderful conversation with Nakayama. I am glad she was one of the artist at the gallery this week. I hope nothing for the best for her and her future.