Artist Statment

Ayumi Adachi express in multi-disciplinary medium that works mostly with painting and installation. I am  deeply inspired by nature and human life circulation with concept of time axis “setusuna”(1). From my in-depth observation on how our time axis encounter with nature, I  interpret the relationship through art.

We are repeating the endless “born live, die” each Kasana (setsuna) =0.013”(2).


We are repeating living and death….

If the exhaled breath does not absorb at the next moment, we will die…

If you cannot breathe inhaled breath…

As such, our life is impermanent…



(1) “Setsuna” is Japanese pronounce of Kasana (see note 2).

(2)[ Kasana (setsuna) = 0.013 seconds]

In Buddhism, they use a Sanskrit word “kasana” to measure time, which is a tiny unit of time.  Such a small amount of time that all kinds of things happen eludes our conscious awareness.  And this amount of time is approximately one seventy-fifth of a second, i.e. 0.013s.  In each 0.013 second (= kasana),  “Born, Live, Die” loop cycles keep recurring in human consciousness in one Kasana = 0.013 second.










『刹那生滅』 一切のものは、一刹那ごとに生と滅を繰り返して、止まることなく常に変化していると言われている。

『呼吸』 チベット密教では、体内という宇宙空間と目の前に広がる宇宙空間を結び付ける唯一のツールが呼吸。  一時・一瞬の生命であり、それぞれの呼吸は、刹那の現れである。

『無常』 生滅変化してうつりかわり、しばらくも同じ状態に留まらないこと。