That would be Yasuyo Tanaka, who by her printmaking, has moved many to a cause worthy of attention.
Her search for the meaning of our existence has led to her to work with Palestinian refugees. Soon Ms. Tanaka will be heading to the Middle East, with her prints, artist books and passion in tow. She not only plans to have a show of her own artwork, but she will be teaching a book arts workshop to displaced, Palestinian families, with the intention of projecting a sense of “home”, through having students make a meaningful art piece as a family.
I am amazed at her courage and dedication to expressing such a deep issue using paper. Let’s continue to support artists who give not only their best in technique, but their utmost in an honest quest for humanity.
See Yasuyo’s video with the Kickstarter program: