Karuizawa Studio Diary

Yuko Kawada Art World

Creating Art for the People: A Japanese Printmaker’s Mission

The author discusses their recent printmaking process and how experimenting with the “à la poupee” technique led them to discover the importance of building on previous discoveries to create a unique style. They encountered difficulties in finding tracing paper and received helpful feedback on their artist statement from ChatGPT. The author reflects on the value of art and challenges the current societal values that prioritize hard work and money. They express a desire for art to permeate everyday life and be accessible to as many people as possible.