While dealing with emotional turmoil after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, artist Kyohei Sakaguchi made a decision to merge his art and his life. First he published his phone number as a suicide hotline, and became more and more adept at helping others. “He wrote practical self-help books and answered phone calls, he painted abstract art and wrote experimental fiction. “I think art is a technique for life. … I do what I do in order to keep living.” – The New York Times

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