Dimensions: H 27.5 x L 6.5 x W 3cm
Materials: Hinoki (Cypress)
Method: Hand carved
Care: Keep out of direct sunlight. To clean dust lightly with a dry cloth
This tall, imposing figure looms large – while the small head bears no obvious characteristics, it feels as if it has a penetrating stare. It is clothed in what appears to be a billowing cape, which serves to further obfuscate the figure’s 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.