I hesitated whether I was allowed to make a painting [of Fukushima] because I am not a victim of the disaster; I do not know much about it and only had a little glance. But the landscapes accumulated and have been printed on my mind, which now gather like a puzzle and become a painting. Things that I have painted are actually from my neighbourhood but I have overlapped them with the things that I saw in Fukushima. I went there again and I painted, thinking it will be a beautiful place when spring arrives.
- Makiko Kudo, February 2015