Shy about expressing her feeling with words, Japanese Outsider artist Kazumi Kamae expresses herself with her sculptural works. The statues she creates all represent the man she loves, Masato, in various fantasy situations. Her technique is unique and elaborate. First, she makes the clay foundation of the statue. Then she rolls up tiny grains of clay and places them on the surface of the foundation to cover the entire statue. It takes over two months to complete a piece. The desire to catch the attention of the man she loves is her prime source of inspiration.
Kamae 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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