Dimensions: H 13 x L 13 x W 5cm
Materials: Hinoki (Cypress)
Method: Hand carved
Care: Keep out of direct sunlight. To clean dust lightly with a dry cloth
This animal form is resonant in its ambiguity – combining the body of a horse, the head of a bear, and the snout of a shrew. While lacking in legs or facial characteristics, this creature still manages to endear and captivate the viewer.
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.