Dimensions: H 44 x L 14 x W 11.5cm
Materials: Hinoki (Cypress)
Method: Hand carved
Care: Keep out of direct sunlight. To clean dust lightly with a dry cloth
This large column-like figure stands tall; the artist has cleverly made use of the vertical wood grain to elongate the already elegant stature of the figure. The contrast between the deep colour of the figure and the sandy brown of the top of the base serves to illuminate this serene form.
Hideo Sawada’s beautifully hand carved figures are a matchless example of a modern application of traditional techniques, balancing the abstract with gentle suggestions of emotion and human form.
About the Artist
Hideo Sawada is an established sculptor from Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture in Japan. He studied Sculpture at Tokyo University of the Arts, before attending the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg, Germany to train in Western Sculpture. Despite his training in Europe, Sawada’s evocative work reflects an adherence to Japanese traditional aesthetics rather than Western naturalism.