Futaba spent her childhood getting acquainted with watercolors and oil paintings, but at some point, she lost the ability to paint.
In her thirties, she began to study Feng Shui and became fascinated by the concept of “wabi-sabi”, which is embedded in “Yin-Yang” and Zen thought.
In 2018, she encountered mandalas and established the “Flower Mandala”, which combines colors and shapes through wabi-sabi, her childhood technique of drawing based on patterns, and the motif of flowers and mandalas. Her flower mandala includes the concept of “wabi-sabi” and she draws various forms such as animals and patterns without any restriction on the way of drawing.
The requirement for a mandala is that it be perfectly symmetrical. In our world, however, everything is constantly changing. Dents and bumps are not defects but creations of nature. “In the Flower Mandala”, she expresses the beauty that comes from incompleteness, aware that leaving things incomplete or inadequate leaves room for the view of life and death and imagination.
・Exhibited at the “Kiyomizu Temple Geiten Exhibition”
・Publication of the book “Paradigm Shift of Happiness”
・Publication of “Footprints of Japanese Art 25”2021
・Exhibited at the “Exhibition of the 100th Anniversary of Czech-Japanese Exchange”