Misako Inaoka's interests arise from the delicate boundaries that exist between the natural and the artificial. By closely observing the physical and social environment around her, she finds hidden beauty and peculiarity, such as a cell tower posing as a pine tree, a flock of non-native birds, coyotes thriving in urban parks, hybrid species thriving in nature, tree branches growing through wire fences, or moss growing in a crack of cement sidewalk. She emphasizes these subtle details and exaggerates their illogicality to cultivate her own version of invented creatures and landscapes.
Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA
Boca Raton Museum of Fine Art, FL
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, SF, CA
Laguna Beach Museum, Laguna Beach, CA