Emi Motokawa, aka Emi M.'s creations are inspired by ancient, universal Buddhist concepts updated with modern context and embracing the multiculturalism of Los Angeles. Her style is pure pop, spiritual bliss. She paints many big-eyed characters because the eyes are the window to the human soul. She also sculpts and crochets dolls which she hopes will
tickle your soul.
Emi was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Los Angeles at the age of seven. She studied Mahayana Buddhism at a Japanese Buddhist seminary and following a career as a flight attendant, she awoke to her artistic calling. She is a self taught artist.