COLLAGE & MIXED MEDIA ARTIST
Hayato Takano began drawing cartoons as a child in Japan. Later he started painting during his teenage years in Australia. His collage art began in 2002 as a gift for his then girlfriend, now wife. As a poor music student living in Los Angeles, Hayato was unable to buy a present for her birthday, so he decided to make her a present. Using pieces of hand torn sheet music from her favorite bands he created a collage picture of her. As a musician and artist Hayato was excited about this medium, and so he has continued to create collages of the most iconic musicians of all time.