Someone told me “You are lucky to be an artist because you can reflect your fate in your art, like Frida Kahlo did.” This was around the time when I had lost all my family in this world. I was 29 years old. I don’t have the courage she had. She appealed to all as if she was a heroin in a dramatic tragedy, and always faced her fate. The truth is that I am not able to become like her. Because I am too happy and I appreciate being happy.
–From the journals of Yuri Shimojo
Artist Yuri Shimojo divides her time between Tokyo, Brooklyn and the island of Maui. View more works on her website.