Jillian and I recently had the pleasure of meeting Masako Miki. As a transplant from Japan to Berkeley, Miki explores the ideas of personal transformation in a new environment. She explores ideas of cultures evolving into multicultural entities as well as utilizing deer to symbolize the ability for human beings to adjust and adapt in new enviornments. Deer are a highly adaptable species where the loss and regrowth of their antlers displays their process of survival and ability to defend themselves in different environments and situations.
You can see her work in person at the Swarm Gallery until May 27.