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Hello, My name is Mari Ichimasu. I am an artist, a stop-motion animator from Chiba, Japan, based in Seattle, Washington. I have found passion in visualizing and bringing imagination to life since my early teenage years.

 

From time to time, creating art was a healing act; acknowledging melancholy, embracing the vibration held, and creating a piece to integrate. 

 

I fell in love with the mastery of stop-motion/puppet animation while in college. I created a story based on my grandmother Sanpomichi and am currently working on this project. 

Oze National Park (Japan) is one of my favorite places that my father took me for a backpacking trip. It was where I discovered my love of nature and experienced the deep cleansing power of the old beech forest. I named my art studio Little Oze after this special spot. 

Fur Coats and Backpacks is a series of watercolor portraits of traveling cats with their poems. after years of painting furry vagabonds, the collection is published as a book by Chin Music Press. the Travel Cat Art Exhibit will be held at the Seattle Japanese Garden, Arboretum in May 2024. 

I LOVE:

Singing, laughing, traveling, fiddling, my acoustic guitar, crystal bowls, nature, stars, campfire, books and coffee, twilight, Mugwort, candle 

 

AWARD:

2014 Artist Trust Fellowship 

IN JAPANESE ↓ 

アーティスト

旅する猫たち"Fur Coats & Backpacks" 著者

コマ撮りアニメーション映像作家

フィドル弾き

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