Sequoyah Aono was born in Naples, Italy, raised in Tokyo, Japan, and now lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
His work consists primarily of large format sculptures carved from wood or stone, many self-portraits.
In his words:
There is nonexistent space between man and man, though there should be invisible space in existence. I feel that humanity is created from the invisible space enveloping each of us and all our feelings, such as mercy, love, jealousy, and hatred. This invisible space is formed by each moral based on society and its rules and transformed to different shapes related to religions, culture, race, et cetera.
Our visit took place in his Gowanus studio.