two pieces of almost semi-circular form covererd with raised loops of bamboo all going horizontally; most of bamboo light in color with wide strip of slightly redder bamboo across center of both

© Uematsu Chikuy%C5%AB

Butterfly, 1998

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Chikuyū carefully looped and wove the bamboo and rattan strips using techniques learned from years of crafting traditional bamboo flower baskets. The subtle design formed by the two tones of bamboo strips calls to mind the iridescent pattern on a butterfly’s wings. The Clark collections are the world’s preeminent repository of works by Chikuyū, who in recent years has distinguished himself with large-scale sculptures like this.

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Title
Butterfly
Artist Life
b. 1947
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2013.31.158a,b
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two pieces of almost semi-circular form covererd with raised loops of bamboo all going horizontally; most of bamboo light in color with wide strip of slightly redder bamboo across center of both

© Uematsu Chikuyū

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