The foundation of my artwork is the teachings of Yoga. Yoga is a philosophy, psychology and also a religion. It teaches me how to live and the importance of facing myself to understand what I really am. I believe my happiness is based on finding my true character and ability God gave me, then nurturing them in order to contribute to the world. My artwork shows my thoughts and the way I lead my life. I believe great artwork is born through my continuous study and growth as a person. This is how I strive to create my work.

Mariko Kobayakawa