very tall, graceful form; five edges rising from a narrow bottom into a single, beveled point at top; mounts by a metal post to a marble slab; light blue/green color (seihakuji); marble has a polished top with rugged edges

© Fukami Sueharu

Rise, 2005

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This is the tallest single object that Fukami has created. Through this large, abstract, ceramic sculpture, Fukami intended to overturn the traditional perception of ceramics as relatively small and merely utilitarian or decorative. It took him two years to make this piece, an ordeal that culminated in a heart attack. Using a mould, he made two other Rise sculptures; one is in a private collection in Japan, the other is at the Museum of Ceramic Art in Hyōgo.

Details
Title
Rise
Artist Life
born 1947
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2013.30.61a,b
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very tall, graceful form; five edges rising from a narrow bottom into a single, beveled point at top; mounts by a metal post to a marble slab; light blue/green color (seihakuji); marble has a polished top with rugged edges

© Fukami Sueharu

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