a: three "wave" forms that create "S" shapes in black, gold and bronze b: two "wave" froms that create "S" shapes in black and silver/green

%C2%A9 Sakurako Matsushima

Elements II, 2012

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Japanese philosophy asserts that there are five elements: earth, wind, water, fire, and void. Elements II evokes water and void. It is an example of Matsushima’s body jewelry that evolved into a wall installation because the artist eliminated from the design the feature that would make it wearable. She spent six months producing this wavy work of hemp cloth lacquered in the kanshitsu technique; metal wire on the underside strengthens the construction.

Details
Title
Elements II
Artist Life
born 1965
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2015.36.3a,b
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a: three "wave" forms that create "S" shapes in black, gold and bronze b: two "wave" froms that create "S" shapes in black and silver/green

© Sakurako Matsushima