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Akemi Shimko

Big Rapids, MI, United States

My artist name is Akemi which means ‘bright beauty’ in Japanese. I am Japanese-American and find inspiration in blending Eastern and Western traditions. I am inspired by patterns in nature and math with my main artistic focus on mandalas. According to Pema Chodron, life is a mandala. Each of our lives is a mandala filled with patterns with all mandalas linked together forming a whole. I am fascinated by the patterns of the cycle of life. I incorporate these patterns into my mandala art by blending sacred geometry, symbols, and traditional art forms such as origami and block printing.

Akemi's ArtPrize Entries

These are Akemi's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.

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    Green Mandala I

    2016 ArtPrize Entry Akemi Shimko
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    Godai Hitotsu

    2015 ArtPrize Entry Akemi Shimko
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Akemi's Past Work

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