Painted Like Praying | Immigrant Report

An Interview with Aya Ogasawara

Immigrant Report – an online publication that celebrates the immigrants of this country through their stories, art and ideas – has published an interview with Aya Ogasawara about her inspiration for her work. Writer Kathryn Funkhouser says: “When the feminine is depicted as sacred in art, it’s often depicted as other, unknowable. But the way Ogasawara’s exploration of the sacred feminine turns inward, it beckons you closer, like a girl telling you she knows a secret. You want to hear what she’s whispering.” We agree.

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