FISHERMAN AND SON
I’m inspired by Japanese sculpture for a long time. Okimono, made in ivory causes a special admiration! You can not remain indifferent looking at okimono created by the great sculptor Kōmei Ishikawa, he is the first in my list! There were other incredibly talented Japanese sculptors as Hokei, Kodo, Kyosai, Ryuichi, Yoshida Homei, Yoshihaka, Yoshida Doraku….For 5 months I have been working on the Okimono "Fisherman and Son", Fisherman with his son moved to his collector and his good example will help teach another son ... height 12.8 cm, mammoth tusk. 2019. Moldova, private collection.
This Okimono was carved from boxwood, its sizes: 10 cm x 8 cm, bleaching, light brown lacquer, bronze, silver and gold powders. 2009. This okimono was a model for casting in glass as weightpaper. USA, the private collection.
Peonies - surprise with their splendor, some varieties begin to bloom in Japan in winter, they can be seen under thatched huts covered with snow, and become symbols of determination, courage and endurance. In China, the peony is a symbol of spring, nobility, honor. Peonies on a stand - the meeting of winter and spring, the joy of a new life and the awakening of nature! A peony with two small buds was carved from a single piece of mammoth tusk, Urushi varnishes, silver, burnt. Peony dimensions: length - 6.1 cm, width - 4.7 cm, height - 5.1 cm. Stand length - 10 cm, width 6.7 cm. 2022. Available for purchase.
SNAIL AND DEW DROP
"The snail and the dew drop" are made in the traditional Japanese technique of takamaki-e and can be used as a holder for a brush or a pen, weightpaper. The snail shell was covered with black Roiro Urushi with mother-of-pearl grains - Kasumi. Snail body was created with Sabi- Urushi in Takamaki-e relief, black Roiro Urushi and silver Marufun. Pebbles were covered with Kanshitsu, Takamaki-e relief of grass was covered with Kanshitsu, opal. Dimensions: 6.7 cm x 2.9 cm x 3.9 cm. 2020. Moldova, a private collection.
TWO INTERTWINED DRAGONS-1
Okimono "Two Intertwined Dragons" was carved from elk antler, bleaching with hydrogen peroxide, amber inlaid eyes, brown points were made with burning needle. Urushi. The width is 11.3 cm, the height is about 4.3 cm. 2018. UK, private collection.
TWO INTERTWINED DRAGONS - 2
Two intertwined Dragons were carved from mammoth tusk, amber inlaid eyes, brown points were made with burning needle. 12 cm х 9 cm х 4,5 cm. This okimono has a very intricate interweaving of bodies, a lot of scales, everything is done by hand. 2020. Available for purchase.