My starting point of making work is nature. It is recognisable throughout all of my work. I am always attracted by the mysterious shapes in nature; patterns made by the wind on the desert sand, the ocean on costal rocks, clouds driven across the autumn sky…. We Japanese sometimes say that there is something mysterious, an invisible force in nature. I feel this is so, I try to show this invisible, all encompassing force through my work. I would like viewer to feel enveloped by the mysteries of nature when they see my work. Machiko Agano
Born in 1953, Machiko Agano lives and works in Japan. She regularly exhibits at home and abroad and has works in a number of national and international collections.