Portfolio > The Kyoto Series

Credenza
tamo veneer, polychromed mahogany
75" w x 28" h x 18" d
2007
$11000
Credenza
tamo veneer, polychromed mahogany
75" w x 28" h x 18" d
2007
$11000
Credenza
tamo veneer, polychromed mahogany
75" w x 28" h x 18" d
2007
$11000
Ugui
1998
Kinoe
1998
Ise
mahogany, urushi
18" h x 12" w x 8" d
1996
Dikotomos
polychromed mahogany, mirror
50" h x 20" w x 10" d
1998
Executive Desk
macassar ebony, polychromed mahogany, glass
108" w x 45"h x 30" d
1999
Shibui Cheerio
Bloodwood, jelutong, bamboo, glass, river rocks, gold leaf
60" w x 8" h x 5" d
2000
UCSF benches
corten steel, stainless steel, cast concrete
100" w x 30" d x 40" h
2003
UCSF benches
corten steel, stainless steel, cast concrete
120" w x 40" d x 42" h
2003

The Kyoto Series of work was actually the culmination of works inspired by my initial responses to visiting Japan - that of awe, reverence, and nostalgia. I was also taking classes at Tokyo University of the Arts in lacquerwork, also known as "Urushi". Many of the colors of this work was inspired by colors associated with urushi. I lived in Japan for 6 months with the fellowship grant received by the Japan/US Friendship Commission in 1995.