reminiscent of a tree burl; mottled brown and grey at interior and on exterior beneath rows of thick white crackled slip; asymmetrical; round openings at each shorter side with irregular opening at one longer side

%C2%A9 Yoshimi Futamura

Black Hole No. 8 2015, 2015

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The earthquake and tsunami of 2011 in the Tōhoku region of Japan had a profound impact on Futamura Yoshimi. This is reflected in her recent work, in which she explores the notions of impermanence and natural disaster. She has described her post-2011 work as “represent[ing] a fear of the uncertain, a force beyond our control which threatens to extinguish everything, even the desire for rebirth. The Tōhoku earthquake reminded me of how grateful I am to have grown up in Japan, as I could not be where I am today without its cultural influence.”

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Title
Black Hole No. 8 2015
Artist Life
born 1959
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2016.48
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reminiscent of a tree burl; mottled brown and grey at interior and on exterior beneath rows of thick white crackled slip; asymmetrical; round openings at each shorter side with irregular opening at one longer side

© Yoshimi Futamura