Toshie Oki Flower basket. “Shining stars”
- Wood and Bamboo
- Created in 2022
- H 37.5 / ø 25.3 cm
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I think the charm of bamboo is its elasticity and beautiful shine. I especially like the shine of soot-colored bamboo when light shines on it. I made this piece wondering whether I could create a beautiful shine with other types of bamboo. Producing artwork is continuously choosing from millions of shapes and lines and deciding. I always have a hard time making up my mind, but I move on with the image of what I want to make.
|Category||Wood and Bamboo|
|Year of Creation||2022|
|Dimensions||H 37.5 / ø 25.3 cm|
|Exhibition||The 69th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition (2022)|
Parallel construction (kumimono) is a method of bamboo basketry in which separately prepared bamboo components made of parallel elements are interlaced. The components are constructed using a technique called “comb plaiting” (kushime-ami), in which thicker, sturdy strips of bamboo are evenly spaced, and then the edges are tied together with rattan.