Kyoko Bass is a Texas Artists Coalition member living and working from Fort Worth, TX.
1. Where do you find inspiration and what motivates you to keep going?
I find my inspiration from nature, Japanese traditional art such as Kirie (papercut art), Ukiyo-e (woodblock prints) and Sumi-e (ink wash painting), Sci-Fi films and the latest technology. My motivation comes from focusing on being in the moment and enjoying the small steps rather than setting goals and accomplishing them.
2. What is one thing you want people to know about you?
I start with the idea first and search for the mediums & methods to express the idea so I’m open to exploring all mediums.
3.What role does the artist have in society?
Art has the power to lift our spirits and heal us by transforming the space with color, shape, and texture. It is a universal language which can connect people from different cultures without spoken or written language.I believe the artist is a visual ambassador who can transcend cultural differences and bridge the gap between past (tradition) and future (innovation).
Kyoko Bass is paper artist and painter currently based in Fort Worth, TX. She was born in Japan and moved to the U.S. when she was 18 years old with her family. After earning her BFA in printmaking from the University of Georgia and Master of Architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology, Kyoko has worked in the engineering and 2D/3D digital art field for many years. Her recent work: Papercut Sculpture is composed of a combination of different mediums and methods such as drawing, Japanese Kirie (papercut art), watercolor painting and sculpture.