Yoko’s work draws on natural medicine and eastern consciousness to reflect similarities between the flow of water and energy flows within the human body. Using glass pipes and tubes, her work intersects the space horizontally and vertically creating flow, speed and gravity with water. She creates a chemical equilibrium reminiscent of neutralising processes in the body by balancing the pH within this complex and delicate system. All the body's functions interconnect; one motion initiates another, heartbeat and breathing are an expressed in time and motion.
Yoko was brought up in Tokyo and studied in Cardiff. Her invitation to exhibit as part of the group exhibition Current at g39 meant that she could continue her practice in the UK once her studies were complete.