In her group of monochrome works displaying expressionless and genderless figures, Aoyama Yukie presents our mundane, day-to-day lives as strange and extraordinary. In our daily lives, we are sometimes surrounded by strangers. In such cases, our faces are devoid of expression and we show no interest in the people surrounding us. Expressionless and colorless figures seem to offer a metaphor for indifference to others, much less any hint of mystery hidden in their lives. Aoyama Yukie renders, in her works, her uncomfortable alienated feeling which she experiences when she shares space with unknown people.