“They say human eyes are the mirror of the soul, and I used to draw them too carelessly. Say, to express the anger, I just drew some triangular eyes. I drew obviously-angry eyes, projected my anger there, and somehow released my pent-up emotions. About ten years ago, however, I became more interested in expressing complex feelings in a more complex way. I began to stop and think, to take a breath before letting everything out.”
- Yoshitomo Nara, quoted in H. Furukawa, “An interview with Yoshitomo Nara,” Asymptote Journal, January 2014.