INORGANIC Mitsuru Koga Exhibition
Sunday, August 6 – Sunday, August 29, 2010
“As all things in nature, everything created by human hands differs from each other. I feel that the closest “nature” is within us. By adding the hand’s touch to inorganic raw materials around us, we see the internal “nature,” which exists in ourselves.” – Mitsuru Koga
Following sea stone vase (2008) and leaf cutouts (2009) which had a big and heart-warming impact on viewers including children because of his talented expressiveness using the gifts of nature, this summer also you can see his new artworks at tortoise.
This time he brings so-called “inorganic” materials, for instance, a sheet of paper, a block of wood, a piece of wire, and a sheet of glass, to show the internal nature and beauty of these materials by adding his hand’s touch.
The above image shows pencils carved out of a block of wood. When he asked himself, “What does wood carving mean to me?”, he remembers carving pencils in childhood. (So the scale of pencil is close to the actual one!)
Please come and take a look with your own eyes. Just incredible work.