About Andy Couturier:
Andy Couturier is the American author of two books, Writing Open the Mind: Tapping the Subconscious to Free the Writing and the Writer (Ulysses Press, 2005) and A Different Kind of Luxury: Japanese Lessons in Simple Living and Inner Abundance (Stone Bridge Press 2010). He has written for the Japan Times, The North American Review, Adbusters, Kyoto Journal, The Oakland Tribune, and Creative NonFiction.
What art should do, I think, is advance the generation into the next era. It should be one step ahead of the ordinary, ahead of what is already known. Art is what pulls on the next age. I’m not saying that my art is that, but that it would be good ...Andy Couturier