Banksia and Paper Daisy, Yasuko Toda
Banksia and Paper Daisy, 2023
Riso Printed Card, A6
Yasuko Toda is a Japanese artist and illustrator based in Sydney since 2017. Yasuko’s work draws from the formative experiences of growing up in Tokyo, her relationship with Tunisia and time spent there throughout the Arab Spring in 2012, as well as her emigration to Australia, during which some of the largest bushfires in recorded history ravaged the land. From these emerges a thematic palette of issues as seemingly disparate as islamophobia, feminism, the immigrant experience, and climate change in the multiple ways such as digital illustration, ink drawing, watercolour, comic, and animation.