Artist's description:

Ukiyo 'floating world'. This is a black dyed laser cut sculpture. One of three.
Part of the my floating world pod series of artworks I've been working on for the last four years.

These pieces are part of my new series of sculptural forms made possible because of laser cutting technology. This has enabled me to explore the transformation of lines in the virtual world of the computer into physical 3D solid, tactile, scalable forms. Through this experimentation I have created a family of interlocking forms of varying sizes and configurations, when they are brought together or mixed; it enables further new skeletal forms to be created. These structures enable reinterpretation/modification on my use of visual language of sculptural forms.

There is a stage in the translation between the vector line drawing (generated in design software on a computer) to the cut solid design that is an unknown, and to a certain extent a variable until all the components are finally brought together in their 3D form.

Quote from an exhibition at the British Museum on the Art of Japan about the floating world.
“Living only for the moment, turning our attention to the pleasures of the moon, the snow,the cherry blossoms and the maples, singing songs, drinking wine, and diverting ourselves in just floating, floating, caring not a whit for the poverty staring us in the face, refusing to be disheartened, like a gourd floating along with the river current: this is what we call the floating world.”
Taken from A Tale of the Floating World by Asai Ryoi about 1665

Materials used:

laser cut wood/MDF dyed black

Ukiyo floating world 3 (2017)


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This artwork is sold by David Gill from United Kingdom

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