Michelle Zacharias: Born in Canada but currently resides in Japan. (ザカライアス、ミッシェル: カナダ生まれ、日本に住んでいる.)
As a visual artist, Michelle Zacharias always seem to be on the outside looking in. As a Canadian in Japan, that is definitely the case. Is she now a Canadian artist or a Japanese artist? Although this is the 21st century in a digital world, she is decidedly analog and works primarily in etching, conté crayon, and coloured pencil. Too conservative for the artsies and too artsy for the conservatives; too analog for the digital age and too abstract or organic for those painstakingly doing photographic copies. Do labels like these even work in an international or Internet context?