Each pieces are uniquely hand-built with clay, fired and glazed to be functional as flower vase.
Clay is blended with several kinds of brown clay with various texture.
Inspired by the history of Chinese letters brought into Japan, I create these forms to invite viewers to find expressions through lines and forms.
Each work takes at least 2 weeks (differs by occasions) from start to finish.
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Available pieces in-store are updated on stock list.
*Moji : letter in Japanese
At Troppus Projects, Kent OH
Photo credit: Troppus Projects
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.
Size range: Small:H6, Large:H 13 inches
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.
2018 Jan - present
at Center for the Visual Arts at Kent State University