life

Izumi Yokoyama

M.F.A., Sculpture, San Francisco Art Institute, 2009

B.F.A., Ceramics, Webster University, 2005


My drawings focus on the significant lessons that I have learned in my life. Each work spotlights a transformative phase of life, including birth, solitude, pregnancy, parenthood, and death.

For five intense years, I lived on the mesa near the Rio Grande Gorge. Here, I came to appreciate the simple things and to understand the cycles of life and death comprehensively. In my spirit, I felt a kinship with the animals I met. They became messengers, providing genuine inspiration and delivering powerful lessons. Bringing these lessons to light with ink and pen is my work.