As I grow older, I feel that my sensitivity to the change in the level, or characteristic of energy is sharpened, and that the reaction to the change becomes more intensified. The reaction is often really powerful and sometimes almost painful. Yet, it is the essence of my practice, and so of my life.
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My collage consists of pure physical reactions to the energy that I have gotten during my morning walk; I exclude any kind of interpretation, or sentiment. In other word, I just watch my hands while they are doing what they have to, until they stop.
My drawing reflects many components, things I feel during the walk, such as colour, sounds, smell and rhythm of my movements. However, the fresh energy in the morning atmosphere is still my main focus. I include everything, such as my thoughts, feelings as well as physical reactions to the surroundings. So, it is safe to say that my drawings in this series are abstract self-portraits.
July 2010 Redefining Drawing,group exhibition curated by Rachel Rosenfield Lafo former Director of Curatorial Affairs at the DeCordova Sculpture Park MA, at Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC
June 2011, Anticipation, Solo Exhibition, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC
December 2011, Kumiko Fujinami’s Anticipation (Green) 2011 gel pen on paper was included in the curated Mandarin Oriental, Miami Exhibition in association with the 22nd edition of Art Miami Art Fair 2011.