Japanese artist Suzuko Momoyama has won the 2022 Bronze Cube in the Illustration category at the ADC 101st Annual Awards for her first book I, CATERPILLAR. It's amazing that a drawings of a caterpillars could be selected for an international award in the graphic industry!
Suzuko Momoyama, Painter of Caterpillars
Suzuko Momoyama is an artist who paints insects, mainly caterpillars. Born in Tokyo, she spent her childhood in the suburbs of New York City. She has been raising insects since her elementary school days. Her starting point for painting was learning to make observation sketches using a microscope in biology class. She aspires to create expressions that freely fly across the boundaries between natural science and art.
I, CATERPILLAR, a Marvel of Observation and Imagination
This is the world's first book of drawings of real caterpillars by Suzuko Momoyama, a painter who is fascinated by them. Many people dislike caterpillars and they are usually not considered aesthetic objects, but if you zoom in and observe them closely, you will be amazed at the beauty of each and every one of them. This book explores the splendor of caterpillars through a variety of pictorial approaches.
The book was published in 2021 by the Japanese publisher Kousakusha. Fully bilingual in Japanese and English. Hardcover, 148 pages (128 color pages). Available at Japanese bookstores and from Amazon Japan.