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An artist’s tip for falling short: Get back on the horse that threw you.

“I’m often described as someone scared of jumping, metaphorically speaking, ” Kentaro Yamada says from Portugal, where he is busy visiting prehistoric cave paintings and admiring the ceramics of local artisans. Although he claims prudence, Kentaro’s life—from competitive sailing to his career as an artist—doesn’t appear hampered by cowardice or indecision. The trick, he claims, has always been to let his intuition lead the way. “Whenever I’ve achieved big steps or jumped to the next step, I didn’t even know

  • Words:
    Pip Usher and Molly Mandell
  • Photography:
    Mikkel Mortensen

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  • Words:
    Pip Usher and Molly Mandell
  • Photography:
    Mikkel Mortensen
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