Sayako Dairiki

Dairiki is a Japanese-born painter and mosaic artist living and working on a 40-acre ranch near Winters, California, in the foothills of the Coast Range. This quintessential landscape of rolling hills, oaks and sky is also her world of art and design. In approaching her online portfolio, we decided to highlight the importance of this unique place in the conception and creation of her work. I created a digital collage of Dairiki drawings and writings, as well as photographs of her environment on the homepage to illustrate the wellspring of her work: the interaction of the artist's unconscious mind and her physical environment.