“I try to leave mystery, to not explain everything, but let the viewer have their own story in the story I am showing.”  This is such a tricky declaration. Can this be true of an illustration? Can this be true of a dance? Can I make two versions of the same movement: the first one explains everything and the second one doesn’t?

and a separate reaction I had to the article:

Reading Murakami’s “The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles” and at first annoyed by the “colorless” main character because he is male, and many of the “colorful” supporting characters are female. And because I am the color for colorless too often in my life.  And partly because of cultural trends like “The Death of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl”