I love the simplicity and elegance of these sculptures by Japanese artist Satoru Koizumi. They make me think of forest spirits, dream-creatures and souls. The sculptures have a calmness and silence about them which makes you want to keep looking. They manage to blend a kind of childhood innocence with the unsettlingly frank gaze of their human faces. They also remind me of the powerful simplicity of some types of Inuit artwork in which animal and nature spirits have human faces. The feature image shows the works of Satoru Koizumi; Image two: “At the edges of the forest”; Image three: “On the rocks”; Image four: “Air Sway”; Image five: “On the savannah”; Image six: “Lurk in the transparent blue”; Image seven: “Lurk in the human shadow”; Image eight: “A dream a reality and a deer”. To see more of Satoru Koizumi’s beautiful and haunting work check out the artist’s website.