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Moonscape

artwork
 

Ken Uyemura

Moonscape

Textile - Tapestry

112in X 60in

1980

South Regional Courthouse

Description 

After working extensively in the Far East as designer and consultant for the U.S. State Department sponsored programs, Uyemura brought back with him an aesthetic refinement that translates into a style of geometric design with intrinsic simplicity in his tapestry making. A deep blue circle is looming over a series of pyramid shapes which could suggest landscape elements on a flat plain. This restrained textile artwork conveying reverence and meditation is installed on a stairwell wall leading to the second floor of the courthouse.

Artist Statement 

"Every now and again, after struggling with one's ideas and problems, one is confronted with a finished piece which opens up new areas of thought and foretells of emerging forms and images yet unrelated. This is what artists live for."

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