Ozabu’s elegant, hyper-realistic pencil and graphite drawings fuse women with birds, mantises, and other fauna and flora. Inspired by Japanese mythology, this delicate linework illustrates a hybrid symbolic imagery with utter precision and ethereal melancholy. Thinkspace describes the figures depicted in her works, which exude a soft radiance, as “woeful apparitions or powerful augurs. Ozabu’s world is a mysteriously beautiful shadow land.” Her solo show Meguru is currently exhibiting at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco through November 23rd.

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