鎌江 一美
鎌江 一美
  • born in 1966/ living in Shiga/ at YAMANAMI since 1985
    As it is often difficult for Kazumi Kamae to express her feelings with words, she uses her artworks as a way to communicate. She creates clay sculptures of the man she loves. She never represents anyone else. Her art style is unique and elaborate. First, she makes the clay foundation of the statue. Then she rolls up lots of tiny rice-sized clay balls and places them on the surface of the clay foundation. She arranges them for a long time, and it looks as if the countless tiny clay parts were alive, multiplying themselves until they cover the entire sculpture. It takes her sometimes more than two months to finish a piece. The desire to catch the man she loves’ attention is the main, if not unique, source of her creativity,