Kiyomi Iwata, Orange Box, 1995, dyed, fabricated, and stiffened silk organza; metal thread, Smithsonian American Art Museum, ©1995 Kiyomi Iwata, Gift of the artist in honor of Hideko Hashimoto, 1997.80
In Orange Box, Kiyomi Iwata gives a simple piece of fabric the power to tell a story. On one level, the wrinkled texture and frayed ends of the fabric suggest windblown flames. On another, the piece leads us to imagine a body consumed by fire, its structure and “skin” collapsing in the heat, while the intense color and near weightlessness of the silk evoke the release of spiritual energy.
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7 7/8 x 8 x 7 7/8 in. (20.0 x 20.3 x 20.0 cm.)
©1995 Kiyomi Iwata
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of the artist in honor of Hideko Hashimoto
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- dyed, fabricated, and stiffened silk organza; metal thread
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