A belief that "every living thing has a story to tell and feelings to convey" is the basis of the world view from which Maya Mekira's fantasy art is made.
Regardless of the type of creature, her art is always compassionate and considerate of their heart and mind.
That is what moves the heart of the viewer.
She has loved flowers, insects, animals and other familiar creatures since she was a child.
Her imagination grew because of her relationship with those creatures.
The creatures in the art she creates have expressions and a feeling of presence, so that they give off a sense of being alive.
Her sculpture is handmade from stone powder clay.
Besides sculpture, she has a wide range of expression techniques from painting to drawing.
The mixed art of sculpture and painting of her expression method is a constantly changing picture because the expression changes depending on the viewing angle.
She has learned and studied those techniques on her own.
She says “Every life has its own story. We are always surrounded by dramatic happenings”.
Her experience and imagination are what make her artwork unique.
Now she lives with 2 kids in a South Japan full of nature , and works.
Her sculpture "Emotional balloons" won the Circle Foundation for the Arts of the Year Award 2019, Honorable Mention Award in 2020 in France.
"Emotional balloons" was published in the 23rd issue of Spotlight Magazine, a French contemporary art magazine in 2021.
Art Expo New York 2022' spring
Maya Mekira Official web site