Wednesday, July 22, 2015


Illustrated is a detail shot from the Furutani Michio hanging vase; though visible from the front of the pot, this highlighted detail is a bit difficult to see in the photo that was posted. The area surrounding the mouth is covered in a beautiful coating of  jade colored ash culminating in a rich emerald bidoro drip that is bigger than my thumbnail in size. It is easy to get lost in the singular particulars of almost any object but it is all of these wonderful pieces/parts that creates the entirety of a pot, like the myriad of pointillist dabs and where would the LA PONT NEUF by Petitjean be without every last detail?
"No art is good unless you can feel how it's put together. By and large it's the eye, the hand and if it's any good, you feel the body. Most of the best stuff seems to be complete gesture, the totality of the artist's body; you can really lean on it."  Frank Stella

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