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Sakagami Chiyuki

Set adrift in the Precambrian Sea

by Eric C. Shiner

CU5FES4, To My Dearest Friend, 1999, watercolor on paper, 18.8 x 13.9 cm. Courtesy MEM, Inc.

Sakagami Chiyuki's intricacies are not only found in her masterfully honed works on paper and canvases, for they define her soul and explode forth in a dynamic blast much like the fateful collision of atoms that, she recalls, gave rise to her birth exactly five billion and nine million years ago - or at least to one dimension of the artist, that is, whose human…

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