Uragaeshi (Inside Out)

  • Koji Tanaka, Uragaeshi (Inside Out), 2013, African mahogany, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Jeffrey Bernstein, M.D. and Judith Chernoff, M.D., 2021.66.38

Koji Tanaka’s sculptures are portals to different ways of seeing. The artist grew up in a traditional Japanese home, where he observed his mother’s calligraphy work and commitment to practice over perfection. Along these lines, he lets a single piece of wood dictate the forms. I hold the wood in reverence and honor its life by presenting it in the different forms I create, knowing that it’s not perfect.”


This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World, 2022

Title
Uragaeshi (Inside Out)
Artist
Date
2013
Location
Dimensions
6 18 in. × 29 in. × 2 78 in. (15.6 × 73.7 × 7.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Jeffrey Bernstein, M.D. and Judith Chernoff, M.D.

Mediums
Mediums Description
African mahogany
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
2021.66.38
Palette
Linked Open Data
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