A Statement from the Artist:

In the animals, insects, and other living things I use as the base image for my work, I portray them as having specialized skills such as flight or diving; abilities which humans cannot emulate. I have thus visualized a combination merging how humans have compensated for the lack of these skills using scientific technology with animals that inherently possess such skills. At the same time, I also create the image of how these living things have adapted. As for my means for producing my work, I make use a metalwork technique known as hammer forging, with iron as my main material. The hardness, the blackness, the texture – I want you to immerse yourself in how I have utilized this material.