Location: Inside Cochran Law Firm
Chiharu Roach is from Nagoya, Japan where she got her education degree with an emphasis in child psychology. After moving to Birmingham in 2001 and getting her art degree from University of Alabama at Birmingham, she began painting in acrylics her tangled hair series exploring the spiritual connection between humans and their range of behaviors and emotions. She paints each hair line as a prayer for her clients, the piece’s future owners, and a special friend who is not with her anymore. Also Chi often portrays cultural differences and stereotypes between Japan and America based on her experiences living in both countries and expresses her mind without using the sound of speech. Now Chi is challenging herself to use 2D as well as 3D art, and mixed media to express themes of memories, spirituality, loss and humanity.