Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Featured artist: Junko Mori



Featured artist: Junko Mori
Part 1

With my mind shifting some of its focus on seeing some of my creations in larger sculptural forms, featuring this weeks inspirational artist is quite apt. Junko Mori creates volume in her sculptures by allowing her work to grow in a fluid way by assembling smaller elements in mass. Here are some of her beautiful works and a brief artist statement from her site: http://www.junkomori.com/

Junko Mori
Organism; Mild spikes
2011
forged mild steel, wax coated with dried plants, red chilli 
 
Artist statement:
 
Born in 1974, Yokohama Japan

Based in North Wales

I am always drawn to the visual impact of an aggregate assembled with many small components and find infinite possibilities of the form multiplied by the vital power beyond the physical space, such as cell division through a microscope.

My work consists of multiples of individually forged steel or other metals, and the subtle difference of each piece results from hand hammering. No piece is individually planned but becomes fully formed within the making and thinking process. Repeating little accidents, like a mutation of cells, the final accumulation of units emerges within this process of evolution.

The uncontrollable beauty is the core of my concept.
 
Junko Mori
Organism; Mild spikes (close up)
2011
forged mild steel, wax coated with dried plants, red chilli 

Junko Mori
A Silver Organism; Twisted Leaf
 2011
Forged Fine silver 999

Junko Mori
A Silver Organism; Twisted Leaf (close up)
 2011
Forged Fine silver 999
 
Junko Mori
Propagation Project Textured Spikes
2005
Forged steel, wax-coated

Junko Mori
Propagation Project Textured Spikes
2005
Forged steel, wax-coated

Junko Mori
A Set of Five Silver Organisms
 2009
Forged Fine silver 999

Junko Mori
A Set of Five Silver Organisms (Close up)
 2009
Forged Fine silver 999

Junko Mori
A Set of Five Silver Organisms (Close up)
 2009
Forged Fine silver 999
 

There is a beautiful selection of Junko Mori's sold and available works on:
 
 
As well as many other prolific artist.
 
 
 

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