has named his method of creating art as "Non Technical Work".
works that do not depend on technique. He believes the meaning
of creating art works is to find out the vision of the future.
It is the continuous self-questioning whether life is worth living,
which is done during the process of creating art work and presenting
is to define the prospect of life in the future. He stated that
the value of art is in the creation of new and different interpretations
of nature and thought.
words, art is the acceptance of differences, and if a viewer finds
that it is difficult to accept an artwork, it is this particular
work that serves to open one's mind.
Katsusmi Mukai visited Penang for two months to create a towering
outdoor sculpture for the Komtar landscape. He volunteered to
work in Penang to support his long-time friend, Nakayama, who
dreams of turning the "Pearl of the Orient" into a unique
island of sculptures.
two months, Penang residents were not only welcomed to watch the
sculptor work at the foot of the Komtar, but they were also invited
to participate in helping Mukai to sculpt the wood.
participatory process has been a key to Mukai's art. Penang
Development Corporation Setia Urus Sdn Bhd has become the first
company to support the Sculpture Island Project by providing,
among others, a site to place Mukai's sculpture.
his work for the past quarter of a century, Mukai's works could
be found in Japan, Korea, France, Germany, and the United States.