Many of Junko Takao’s works of art depict scenes of flowers and insects and mountain scenery, but the image of the picture is only in the artist’s mind, and some of the designs have flowed out of her subconscious. This piece called Budding is one example of this, and the title describes the process in which the idea for this piece was born. Its shape has an unusual pattern like an underwater invertebrate, but it does not actually depict a living organism. The artist processed the shapes of various forms of life in her brain, and this was the pattern that was born. That is why the patterns created by the surfaces of color bear the unique seal of Takao’s work.