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Chasing Rainbows

Press Contact: Juditta Salem
Yellow Sky Agency


Fine Artist: MIKI
OPENING APRIL 24, 2008, 6-9PM


New York, NY. April 2008- “Where is your happiness?”, asks Miki with a fragile smile. Miki, an international Artist, from Tokyo Japan, showcased her work throughout cosmopolitan cities; including: Los Angeles, Tokyo, and New York. She Travels the world to restore happiness, and expresses emotions through animals. Miki began painting at the age of one, marking a turning point in her life, carving her path as an artist. Exploring the parallel universe of human emotion and animal wisdom, Miki merges both worlds, in search for answers. Her upcoming exhibition, titled “Chasing Rainbows”, at 43 8th Avenue Gallery, consists of twelve paintings, revealing the many colors and layers of our emotions.

“I believe we always have a choice between happiness and pain”, Miki affirms, “yet I look around to find that most people choose pain and suffering over happiness”. In her painting, “First Love”, depicting an elephant meditating in a garden with his eyes closed, as if reminiscing of an eternal memory of a great love it once had. Though the elephant is now alone, it appears peaceful, and content carrying the wisdom of letting go gracefully, knowing that it cannot rely on another for its own joy.
Miki exhumes the forgotten rainbows, beauty and purity of being in love.

First Love

Miki has painted many animals in her past exhibitions, but this is the first time she focuses on a single concept, expressed through a single animal, the elephant. In some Asian cultures, the elephant is regarded as holy; it represents beautiful emotions, meditation and wisdom. “I like to channel my energy into my art as it fills a certain void within”, states Miki. “Art possesses the magic of replenishing emotional hunger, and I hope for everyone who comes across my work may experience a sense of fulfillment and joy.”

In 2002, on her continual quest to find her inner voice, the inspiration to paint an elephant found her, which she believes to be the perfect symbol reflecting the kind of happiness she’d like to convey. A happiness based on reciprocation and self-awareness.

Miki’s work is one we all relate to, as it poses a question that has baffled humanity for centuries; “Where is our happiness?”, which leads to an even more resonant question of “Do we find more comfort in our darkness that we developed a fear of light?”
Miki, and her elephants gather all the positive energy they could muster, in an attempt to remind us of the light, bringing us home; back into our center, where true rainbows reside.

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