Japanese artist Mikiko Kumazawa creates surreal depictions of the destructive ways of nature in her pencil drawing series titled ‘Howl.’ Here, scary giants stand for uncontrollable forces of nature in a mournful remembrance of the Great East Japan Earthquake that struck on March 11th, 2011.
The impressively large format of the drawings works as an intimidating reminder of how uncompromising nature can be. The juxtaposition of the giants in the drawings and the rich Japanese cityscapes that they’re destroying confuses your mind. They leave you wondering, what parts of the drawings reflect the natural world versus the supernatural?
If you’re anywhere near Tokyo until April 11th, 2015, be sure to visit Kumazawa’s exhibition at the Mizuma Art Gallery.