Early Works

 

Abstract sculptures - bronze

 

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While carrying out postgraduate studies at the Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo Geidai), I worked extensively in bronze casting, to develop a body of abstract sculptures which explored the relationship between sculpture and architecture from an architects perspective. The piece "Lanzon" (slide #3), a 9' height work was awarded the "Kayage Prize", equivalent to the first place of the MA sculpture program, and was purchased by the University's museum for its permanent collection.

On the other hand, learning the bronze casting process, the most complex of the traditional sculpture techniques, gave me a methodology that I have later applied when working with contemporary art processes.

 

Monuments and Amulets - bronze


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This were sculptures that I made exploring the concept of Monument and Amulet, which as described by British art critic Herbert Read, were what originated sculpture as we know it. I made a total of 6 sculptures of approximately 14" height, and 40 amulets of approximately 3" height. This works were presented at a solo exhibition under the same title, at Gallery Gyokuei in Tokyo (2002).

 

Monuments - marble

 

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Works made in marble that explored the concept of Monument and Amulet, which as described by British art critic Herbert Read, were what originated sculpture as we know it. These scuptures are permanently installed in public sites in Tokyo. The sculpture "Dawn",(slide #1), one of my PhD in Fine Arts thesis pieces, received the Toride Prize, only awarded to two graduating post graduate students from the whole Tokyo University of the Arts every year.

 

Other Early Works - marble - terracotta - paper

 

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Other early works that explored related concepts.