“If you are too busy, you can’t see everything, and you miss a lot of things,” says textile artist Seiko Kinoshita. Much of Seiko’s work aligns with the notion that modern life is painfully fast-paced, and we ought to take all of it in more slowly.
Photographer Greg Girard's latest publication, Hotel Okinawa, is a pictorial study of the hidden qualities of Japan's southernmost island, focusing on the US military bases that “matter-of-factly,” the photographer says, shaped the island's social and physical landscape.
Okinawan artist and designer Kiyoaki Shinzato looks deep into the natural environment to produce 'art-artifacts' that combine modern aesthetics and materials with the philosophical heritage of his ancestors. In this conversation, Shinzato offers insight into his work and aspirations.