Kiyomi Iwata

Kiyomi Iwata
born Kobe, Japan 1941
Active in
  • Upper Grandview, New York
U.S. States
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Kiyomi Iwata uses fabrics to create objects that express her Japanese heritage as well as her experience of living in the United States. Iwata’s silk and organza boxes relate to the kimono, traditionally used to wrap and conceal the body, while the metal thread conjures images of American technology. When Iwata sets out to make one of her objects, she tries to empty her mind of all thoughts and emotions. She finds that listening to classical music helps her to pour all of her energies into crafting these evocative pieces.

Works by This Artist

brass mesh, gold leaf, and mixed media
dyed, fabricated, and stiffened silk organza; metal thread