I learned a lot about how to look at art from Gufu Watanabe, who I profile in Chapter 8. This is only a small part of that chapter, and I'm posting it mostly so you can look at some of his ceramic work (I could only include a few pieces in the book.)
I really recommend you read the whole chapter. It took me more than four months of full-time writing to translate all the material and put together the chapter. It touches on some of the more important themes in the book. This part is just a taste of his wry view on making art.
(Many of these works are available for sale, although Gufu wouldn't publicize them himself. Contact me if you are interested at firstname.lastname@example.org . Prices range upwards from $250 each.)
|Black clay ceramic totemic creations |
inspired by tribal minorities in Orissa India.
|Gufu harvesting wild strawberries|
|Jonah and the Whale|
|Food stall in India from Gufu's travel journals|
|Hedgehog in black clay|
|The menagerie around the Tibetan monk in Bali|