Rie draws her inspiration freely from everything she sees, reads and hears. Her main interests and concerns, aside from arts, are in environment and wildlife, relationship between those with humans. News, folk tales and myths all come into consideration. She tries to express essence of things with simple, expressive forms and clean lines, and funny and dark sense of humour and playfulness. Physical and feel of movements are also evident. Images from her childhood still influence her through experience of making numerous drawings. Recently she has been drawing animals from photographs and films again before drawing from memory and designing, and developing softer shapes using Britannia silver.
She considers group of work as installation under a theme but leave it obscure, and encourage /invite viewer to think.
Rie’s first solo exhibition is at Arai Atelier-Gallery. She is showing many of her recent work together for the first time.
The theme of endangered species is on going, broadening to equality and tolerance.
18 May 2016
Rie's beautifully crafted Pangolin sculptures will be on display at the London Zoo VIP After Hours Event May 18th. This is a special fund raiser for endangered species and part of proceeds of sales of her work will be donated to Zoological Society of London. These unique animals, Pangolins, are thought to be the world's most illegally trafficked animal.
London Zoo ‘Safari In the City’
5月18日、ロンドン動物園の閉園後に、絶滅危機種のための寄付金を集める特別なイベント「サファリ イン ザ シティー」が行われます。そのイベントで理恵の作品「穿山甲（センザンコウ）」が展示されます。
2016: Chameleon, Hummie pin, earrings, pendant, necklace, brooch and rings
2015: Who-Killed-Heidi, Picathartes, Lycaon, Pangolin, Bittern, Bat Sequence, Green Turtle Hatchling, Sleeping Dormouse, Pink Fairy Armadillo
2014: White swifts, Rhino head, Lyre bird, Leatherback turtle, Conkers2014, Bat at rest, Kakapo etc.