The Return of the Forgotten Girl

Artist Statement

These images are a visual story about a girl who was lost and forgotten, and then came back home. The idea of this story came from my imagination about the existence of human emotions and spirits. Some people suddenly dissapear when they are young, and other people stop talking about them naturally; “the forgotten girl” got stuck in other people’s minds. I also imagined that the girl was a “wolf girl” who was lost in a forest, and was looked after by wolves for a few years. Then she was found by humans, but she could not fit into the human society and could not learn any words. She could not live long. I do not know exactly who “the forgotten girl” is. However, her impression is sometimes moving around and showing the “little play” in my mind.

Reiko Imoto