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Nature and Culture
by laurie halsey brown

After visits at Sculpturesite and The de Young Museum, go by the Asian Art Museum and spend a few minutes contemplating the works in the exhibition while in the Meditation Alcove.

Pamina Traylor’s insight into the integration of nature and culture is clearly apparent in the early Japanese work in the museum’s collection. The Wave especially, which uses basketry to reveal an icon in Japanese art.

--laurie halsey brown

(*Images, from top to bottom:
Izumi Masatoshi (Japanese, born 1939. Japan.), Basin (Tsukubai), 2000, Japanese basalt. Gift of Johnson S. Bogart in memory of Elizabeth M. Bogart, courtesy of The Asian Art Museum, photo by laurie halsey brown. Meditation Alcove, courtesy of The Asian Art Museum, photo by laurie halsey brown. Higashi Takesonosai (Japanese, 1915 -- 2003. Kansai region, Kyoto, Japan.), The Wave, (Shinonari), 1975, bamboo (madake) and rattan, parallel construction. Lloyd Cotsen Japanese Bamboo Basket Collection, photo by laurie halsey brown.)

Posted by laurie halsey brown on 8/29/08

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