Nagi Noda has always been an artist I have looked up to and been inspired by,
from fine art and interiors, to jewellery design.
born in 1973, and unfortunately died in 2008.
She established her own studio in Uchu Country, in 2003, then went on to create
ads for Nike and Coca-cola, album covers and music videos for artists such as
the soft toy which is always half panda and half another animal.
Hanpandas are as lovable as a toy as they are collectable as artworks.
In 2006, gigantic two metre tall Hanpandas were exhibited at ddd gallery in Osaka,
and have since been to places such as Ginza Graphic Gallery Tokyo,
and also to Colette in Paris.
In the US, she was represented by Partizan Entertainment and well-known
in the New York art scene for being super-fun to hang out with.
She was a brilliant artist and wonderful talent.