Wednesday, March 30, 2011

ONE , ひとつ - Miya Ando

Title:  'Kuni' [Oinori 1]  
'Country' [Prayer 1]
Size: 12" x 12"
Medium: steel
date 2011

This stunning piece comes from New York based Japanese and Russian artist Miya Ando.
Miya is a descendant of Bizen swordmaker Ando Yoshiro Masakatsu and was raised between two worlds: among sword smiths-turned Buddhist priests in a Buddhist temple in Okayama, Japan and Santa Cruz, California 

In her work, Miya creates quiet, abstract & meditative environments with metal. 
Miya is  interested in the study of subtraction to the point of purity, simplicity and refinement.

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