Kaname Higa was born in Okinawa, Japan in 1972. Higa is a self taught artist, whose jewelry, objects and drawings are reflections of interstellar worlds that evoke the nostalgia of future and past. Also known as Turtle Forest, Higa uses pen on paper to create a series of mesmerizing drawings with a primarily monochromatic color palette. His highly detailed compositions negotiate the tension between meticulously rendered detail and negative space, evoking interstellar realities, familial longing, and the artist’s own fragmented memories. Higa’s sculptural works are likewise intricate—comprised of tiny elements which manifest themselves in creature-like, jeweled forms.Higa currently lives and works in New York.