Japanese outsider artist Momoka Imura (b. 1995) is a promising up-and-coming artist known for her sculptural objects made of fabric and adorned with an array of buttons. The artist begins her process by choosing a particular cloth and then sews buttons all over it. Afterwards, she rolls the cloth into a ball, covering it with another layer of a button-stitched cloth. She repeats this process until the ball is bigger and heavier.
Imura 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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