Sculpture/Ceramic

Fall 2018

Sketches and multi legged pots

at Sculpture Space NYC


Summer 2018

Little Tokyo

At Troppus Projects, Kent OH

 

Photo credit: Troppus Projects


Spring 2018

Formless Physique

Kent, OH in April

Glaze on clay

 

From my continuous practice of formless-self, the sculptural study of body has transformed into the form of amorphous shaped vase. 

Flower Rangers

made at Kent State University during Artist in Residency. 

February - March 2018

 

These sculptural pots, "Flower Rangers"are sketched and designed like toy figures first with an "image" of flower arrangement.  Each pot has individual characteristics.  Flowers are selected depending on the pots' color, shape and the numbers of openings.  Learning Ikebana from my own mother back in Japan, the combination of flower arrangement and pots become a playful installation of its own.  

Circus Pots

March-April 2018

 

These assembling pots are stackable and connectable to each other parts.

Every piece functions as a flower pot. Base structures are painted (velvet glazed) in black and white and top structures are colored and patterned differently.  This series is a metaphor of my experience of being a non-white or non-black person to be connectable to each segregated culture in American Society to be juggled around in the circle.


Ceramic Sketches

2018 Jan - present 

at Center for the Visual Arts at Kent State University


Kana Cups

 2016 Sep - present

Ceramic cups that are made in SSNY, merging the decorative/functional sculpture with the shapes of Kana - a type of Japanese language letters; deriving from my drawings.


Sculptures in the installation of M.F.A Thesis; The Formless Self 

March 2016

-Observing the transition of idea of home (Japan) to the foreign land -dreaming through discovered identity.


Mixed Media Sculptures (2013-2015)

-Exploration of new material and installation

 

Ceramic, metal, wood, acrylic, mixed media

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