At first glance, Japanese Outsider artist Hideaki Yoshikawa’s works, composed of countless dots, seem abstract. Look closely, however, and you notice that they are all small "faces" with "two eyes, a nose, and a mouth" on each face. He draws and pierces each tiny face with extraordinary care, spending a great deal of time on each, murmuring “Me Me Hana Kuchi” (Eye Eye Nose Mouth) as he works.
Yoshikawa practices at Atelier Yamanami in Shiga, Japan: a creative space for adult artists with disabilities. Her work has been exhibited at Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, California, in the 2017 show titled "Labor of Love."
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