Jiro Yonezawa


Jiro Yonezawa

Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA - May 3 – Jun 18

by Matthew Kangas

Traver has arranged for this leading Japanese bamboo basket-maker to send new work from his Saiki studio. He apprenticed with master basket-maker Ono Masakatsu. Moistening, softening, bending, twisting and otherwise manipulating various bamboo fronds and leaves, the internationally hailed artist creates “bamboo sculpture” of gravity-defying beauty. Lacquer for surface fi nishing and steel rods for positioning are also involved in the creation of abstract sculptures that, in typical Japanese manner, work with nature to control it.

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