Friday, March 20, 2015


What is more fitting for the first day of Spring than to spring ahead and think of fall. Illustrated is a elementally Rimpa style chawan by Wakao Toshisada with falling leaves drifting about the surface of the bowl. Using his Nezumi-Shino as the basis for the chawan, silver, iron red and white leaves decorate the bowl and move about the surface that bring us to reminisce about Fall which as we know comes fast enough. A single leaf can be seen peering over the lip of the chawan as Wakao makes full use of his ceramic canvas in a simple and minimal manner. Using flora, fauna and other natural device, each and ever Rimpa style bowl that Wakao Toshisada makes conjures up memories and endless possibilities to come.
"The past like the future, is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities."   Stephen Hawking

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