Dimensions: H 31 x L 12.5 x W 9cm
Materials: Hinoki (Cypress)
Method: Hand carved
Care: Keep out of direct sunlight. To clean dust lightly with a dry cloth
This figure raises one hand in a benevolent gesture, lending the piece a meditative aura. The rounded pattern of the wood grain around the lower arm evokes rippling water, further adding to the tranquil nature of the work.
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.