Artist Statement

An interactive work, What Ties Me To You asks the Atlanta BeltLine traveler to contemplate the connection of the individual to the greater world. What ties a person to a loved one, a community, the world around them? Travelers are encouraged to inscribe their thoughts onto a length of ribbon and tie it to the posts, thereby integrating the individual ribbon into the community wall.


Artist Bio

Trained in graphic design, Misao has explored a number of avenues where her design talents could be utilized. Among her design projects are large centerpieces and decor for special events, as well as props for theater production. Cates was included in last year’s Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibit with her first public art installation, Whispers. She currently works with The Galloway School Theater Company as costume designer.