Yoshihiro Suda
Spring of Wood, 2001
Yoshihiro Suda (1969)
Spring of Wood, 2001
Carved and painted wood
Dimensions variable
Yoshihiro Suda skillfully and realistically renders flowers and other plants with a keen attention to detail. Working within the tradition of Japanese wood carving, Spring of Wood, like his other carved plants invokes the art of netsuke, miniature sculptures and carved ornaments that came into fashion in the 17th century as part of traditional dress. Though an homage to this practice, Suda’s pieces find their place in the contemporary practice of installation. Strategically placed in cracks or half hidden in corners Suda aims to change the viewer’s perspective by encouraging them to see things they might otherwise miss.