Well friends summer 2017 marks a new chapter for Apak. It seems the stresses of parenting, maintaining a relationship, and working together have forced some big life changes! After almost 20 years of co-creating a life together centered around art, Ayumi has decided to move in a new direction. She has been needing her own space for quite a while now and even though I feel sad that she is leaving, I am proud of her for taking steps towards caring for herself. We will continue to collaborate on our biggest art project which is raising our amazing 6 yr old son Akira. Maybe after some time and space apart we will paint together again, who knows, but in the meantime we are feeling excited and nervous as we transition and begin our solo adventures. Aaron has started exploring a new body of work and hopes to have a show sometime next year. Ayumi will be taking a break from making art but she would like to get back to her own work someday. Thank you to everyone who has been so supportive of our work over the last 12 years! Keep an eye on apakstudio.com for updates and new projects by Aaron and please wish us well as we evolve and grow in new ways.