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西 ゆう /nishi yuu

北九州市生まれ。在住。
双子の妹。(姉も作家・未宇-miu- )

幼少時代、新聞紙のチラシを母がハサミでウサギやリスの形にたくさん切ってくれて、それにマジックで目をひたすら描いていました。目を描くだけで命が吹き込まれるような、その時の感動を今でも鮮明に覚えています。

2008年からイラストレーター「西Yuu.」として活動。
由緒あるお寺や神社の冊子、様々なグッズなどお仕事をさせていただきました。
2012年にYuu.designstudioを設立。
2014年名前を「西ゆう」に改名。
2015年夏、宮崎で宇宙とのつながりを体感し、2016年5月7日事務所の窓から球体が空を浮かんでいるのを目撃。その夏、「アミ 小さな宇宙人」の本と出会い、全ての価値観や意識が変わりました。
2018年2月に双子で絵本を全国出版。絵本タイトル『ぼくの弟は宇宙人』作・みうらなつこ(双子姉)/絵・西ゆう
この作品は私が幼い頃、自身を人間ではないと根拠もなく思っていた体験を元に双子の姉がアレンジして生まれた作品です。
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Lives in Kitakyushu, Japan. The younger sister of a twin.
Brought up single-handedly by her mother since young.

Her mother used to cut out many shapes of rabbits and squirrels for her using a pair of scissors.
She could feel life breathed into the rabbits and squirrels the moment she drew eyes on them with a marker.

That experience was so shocking that it was just like being struck by lightning.
That was the start to the artist life of the young her.

In 2009, she started to draw gods and Buddha after drawing a statue of Buddha belonging to a historic temple which sparked her interest in the spiritual world.

She uses Photoshop and Illustrator as her main method of drawing, masks the texture of Washi paper and erases it off to let the drawing take form.
Scraping off the unnecessary to make it its original form is just like expressing enlightenment.

In 2015, she was able to experience a connection with the universe in Miyazaki. She recalled how she couldn’t help but be amazed by the shape of her ears and toes when she was young, having a feeling of strangeness by only humans among all living things, and groundlessly thought that she was an alien.

Last year, she witnessed a sphere floating in the sky as she looked out her office window.

She chanced upon the book, ’Ami: Child of the Stars’ by Enrique Barrios, which changed her values and stereotypes, and started to hold an interest in the universe.

What she wants to convey is that when humans return to their original self, it increases intuition and inspiration, and we will remember the purpose of why we were being born on Earth.
All living things are connected to one another and others will guide you by sending you a message that only you will understand.
The past, the present and the future all exist here. All origins are love produced from light.

She who imagines and expresses all of that is also a form of art created from the universe.


「ぼくの弟は宇宙人」

作/みうらなつこ(双子姉)
絵/西ゆう(双子妹)
発行所/文芸社
B5サイズ(182mm × 257mm)
全32P フルカラー
¥1,200 (税抜)

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