January 2020

I returned to Guam from Tokyo and started making artwork in the studio. I tried a trial and error process to combine the sculptures such as ‘Changing Sea (2013)’, with the old paintings from around 2009. This process continues for a while, from creating original objects to painting planning.
When I decided to move to Guam for my family’s reasons and after deciding, there were some people who said to me, “It’s a place with only military and tourism.” and “impression of retirement” and I growled and I honestly cried and wondered what I would do in a place where there were only a few museums and galleries. But now I have taken the first step toward “producer” “creator”, perhaps yes I can be.

Yumiko Furukawa