It is my aspiration to create works that transcend national and linguistic borders. I am interested in things that become the mirrors of the viewer and have a fundamental quality. All things existing in the world and cosmos have borders, and on the surface, we live in a world of borders with others. In fact, however, all things interact, flow, mingle, and metamorphose. It is the border lines between two conflicting things that is the focus of my interest. This can be considered a nebulous world, but I take it as a deeper and more profound one. Through my works, I try to reproduce and experience the sensations that cannot be completely captured in daily life.                                                                                                                                                                         AYAO SHIOKAWA 2008