Fly by Night
Artist: Takeshi IGAWA
Materials: Natural lacquer, hemp cloth, styrofoam, wood
Size: W850mm x H230mm x D610mm
The Line and Surface series is made with the kanshitsu technique. Each piece is fashioned with many layers of hemp cloth soaked with lacquer; the surface details being subsequently modelled with a mixture of lacquer, sawdust, powdered clay stone, and other materials. The mould is very important and he spent a great deal of time perfecting the carved shape.