Osaka often places her figures in unexpected contexts. One hides behind scrolling paper, for example, while another sleeps in a forest. She leaves just enough to the imagination to allow viewers to piece together the open-ended narratives at hand. In The Empty Boxes (2015), richly patterned boxes teeter atop each other in a Jenga-like tower, seemingly held in place by loose strings. A girl in the foreground watches several others who seem to be trying to secure precarious stack. It’s like a colorful but unnerving dream about losing control.