Sunday, December 16, 2012
"The Art of the People"
"Poet and Muse" is a tribute to the creative process that drives the folk artists and craftspeople whose works are on exhibit at the Mingei.
One current exhibit, entitled "Nature, Tradition, and Innovation," featured comtemporary Japanese ceramics and each featured item bears a “profound connection to and dialogue with nature.
“'It evokes in pottery the dynamic cascade of water down the rock wall,' he said" (Pat Sherman of the Union-Tribune, utsandiego.com/ news).
Another pairing involved this bowl by Kako Katsumi (below)
This piece of Karatsu ware, entitled "Ancient Tree," by Sukurec Okamoto was paired with
The pairings of ceramic piece and photograph were quite intriguing.
This oribe ware platter by Ando Hidetake found its match in the Ito photograph.
I really liked this vase,
but even though I did not guess this scene, I think it was a worthy pairing.
The sake cups by Shuhei Fujioka (left), Yoshitake Hasu (right), and