Misa’s intricate images are created by collages of block printed shapes and patterns. This is most seen in her works ‘Into the Woods,’ where a monotype print of geographic form is printed onto several layers of Gampi paper to create a floating pattern of forms. The starting point is always her relationship with nature, one that was forged in Japan where the natural world is woven into the fabric of daily life. Instead of Us and Nature there is a real day-to-day sense of Us as Nature. Misa’s works celebrate the elusiveness and transiency of nature; their simplicity belying the complexities involved in their craft and production. They play with the juxtaposition within nature of apparent amorphous randomness and the underlying systems, patterns and rules. The inherent contrasts between randomness and regularities, fluidity and rigidness intrigue her.
Misa is originally from Japan. She worked for financial industry for over 10 years before she returned to study art. She competed MA in Printmaking at Camberwell College of Art in 2013. Misa has shown her work in various group exhibitions in the UK, most recently National Original Print Exhibition. She was an artist in resident at Officina Stamperia Del Notaio in Sicily for July 2018.