Dimensions: H 12 x L 5.5 x W 6.5cm
Materials: Hinoki (Cypress)
Method: Hand carved
Care: Keep out of direct sunlight. To clean dust lightly with a dry cloth
This small seated figure seems to almost take on the form of a chair itself. Its small, carefully whittled head balances out the heft of the bottom half.
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.