Japanese-born, Melbourne based artist Mami Yamanaka creates intricate geometric patterns that reflect the fragility of nature and her inner thoughts and experiences.
Starting with a single dot on paper, she composes complex pen and ink drawings depicting nature’s own action of creation. The animal silhouettes found in several of her works represent both our fears and anxieties and also a sense of hope – the possibilities of freedom and continuous renewal.
“For me, pattern making always represents creating something new, and the pattern will expand and continuously grow if I keep drawing with a circular motion outward. I believe we all create something new for our life starting from a tiny dot, and it will continuously grow to the extent of what we would like it to be.” Yamanaka states.