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「Vowel / Mistpouffer」
「Sea clouds」

Masaya Hashimoto <JAPAN>

Photo:Keizo Kioku

This work uses clay and tools found at an old Noto rooftile factory. The artist noted that Suzu’s history, which includes the tile industry, Suzu ware pottery, and diatomaceous earth, has a strong connection with the land and was reminded of the first time he worked with clay. This installation took shape by exploring the connections between that deep nostalgia he felt and the sea, breathing, a beating heart, the motion of the waves, the stars, and the pebbles washed by the waves.


Masaya Hashimoto


Sculptor: Born in 1978 in Gifu Prefecture.
He became interested in how a natural object’s inherent qualities are revealed by altering it and began his career as a self-taught sculptor. While working with various materials such as wood, horns and bones of animals, minerals, and soil, his penetrating gaze is consistently directed toward the depths of his materials and motifs to elicit his sculpture forms. In recent years, he has attracted attention with his works using deer antlers and bones to create sculptures of familiar flower and plant motifs. 




Photo:Keizo Kioku