Modern Bamboo Sculpture

Modern Bamboo Sculpture

Art created using Bamboo and Rattan achieves a whole new level when contemporary artists combine traditional weaving techniques with modern imagination. Here are some stunning examples of their works.

 

Circles and Harmony

Asian Art Museum – San Francisco
Artist: Shiotsuki Juran (b. 1948) Kyushu
Mediums: Bamboo (madake) and rattan
Techniques: Comb Plaiting, Thousand line construction
Dimensions: H. 19 in x W 23 in x L 28 1/4 in.
Photographer: Kaz Tsuruta.

Green Ocean Wave, 1998

Asian Art Museum – San Francisco
Artist: Tori Ippo (b. 1930) Chubu region
Mediums: Bamboo (madake) and rattan
Dimensions: H. 15 in x W 14 in x Diam. 32 in.
Photographer: Kaz Tsuruta.

Sound of Wind – 1991

Traveling Exhibit
Artist: Uematsu Chikuyu (b. 1947) Japan
Mediums: Bamboo (madake), rattan, lacquer

Galaxy 2001

Asian Art Museum – San Francisco
Artist: Honda Syoryu (b. 1951) Kagoshima Prefecture
Mediums: Bamboo (madake) and rattan
Techniques: Openwork twining
Dimensions: H. 11 1/2 in x W 25 in x Diam. 24 in.
Photographer: Kaz Tsuruta.

Inside Out - 2006

Asian Art Museum – San Francisco
Artist: Ueno Masao (b. 1949) Kanto Region
Mediums: Bamboo (madake), rattan, gold leaf
Techniques: Amida’s halo plaiting (variant)
Dimensions: H. 15 in x W 20 in x D 19 in.
Photographer: Kaz Tsuruta.

Bamboo Baskets

Bamboo Baskets

ASIAN ART MUSEUM - SAN FRANCISCO

MASTERS OF BAMBOO EXHIBIT
JAPANESE BASKETS AND SCULPTURE IN THE COTSEN COLLECTION

Name: Flower Basket, Ruminations, approx. 1998
Artist: Noguchi Ranposai (b. 1923) Kansai region - active in Kyoto
Mediums: Bamboo (madake) and rattan
Techniques: Thousand line construction, chrysanthemum base plaiting
Dimensions: H. 6 1/2 in x Diam. 15 in.
Credit Line: Lloyd Cotsen Japanese Bamboo Basket Collection, 2006.3.506 (B-1146); catalogue no. 46
Photographer: Kaz Tsuruta.

.HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART - HONOLULU, HI

Name: Flower Basket
Artist: Unknown
Period: 1912-40
Region: Japan
Mediums: Bamboo (madake) and rattan

THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART - NEW YORK

Classification: Basket
Period: Edo (1615-1868) or Meiji (1868-1912) period
Artist: Unknown
Culture: Japan
Mediums: Bamboo (madake) and rattan
Dimensions: H. 10 1/4 in x Diam. 11 1/2 in.
Credit Line: Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Not on view

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