"Flowers in a Vase (Histoire naturelle, insectes)," A/P, image size: 24 x 18 in., paper size: 22 x 29 in., 2014
Japanese artist Fumiko Toda grew up in a rural community outside of Kyoto. Feeling alienated, lonely and oppressed by Japan's rigid school system, the young Toda often escaped to a nearby pond where she would observe insects and bugs for hours. These tiny creatures eventually worked their way into her artwork, where they remain to this day. Toda studied at the Sugii Art Institution in Mie, and graduated from Kyoto University of Art and Design in 2000. Toda was exhibited at the Exhibition,Thailand. In 2008, and the 183rd Annual An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art at The National Academy Museum, NYC.