Kuniko Maeda seeks to explore the connections between nature and humans through the use of specific materials and anthropomorphic forms. She works with paper, often recycled, because of its many common uses, its easy availability and its unappreciated nature. Her practice is rooted in material processes, influenced and informed by her subject specialism in sustainable textile design and Japanese traditional woodcarving. By exploring the possibility of materials and their unique properties, Maeda allows them to speak and embraces natural formed abstraction.