Koga had a curiosity and interest in chemistry and history in high school, but she said that her stronger interest, in art, particularly ceramics, led her to major in it in college. Also, her mom studied art, though mostly painting and drawing, and she thought that could have been a strong influence on her as well. She stated that she grew up “in a very different world --- when the pressures of economics weren’t as strong as they are today….it was a more free spirited time.”
For those who want to pursue a career in art/creative field, what piece of advice would you give them?
Koga advised a focus on the “old world” arts--- of learning to use your hands to make things—to sculpt, paint and dance, instead of relying on current technologies for creating. She said: "technology is just a tool like paint is to a painter," and that to "go within for inspiration."