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My UFO (Watashi no UFO)
Date: 1988
Materials: Bamboo (madake variety) and rattan, selected techniques: thousand-line construction
Dimensions: H. 24 1/2 in x Diam. 23 in, H. 62.2 cm x Diam. 58.4 cm
Credit Line: Gift of the Lloyd Cotsen Japanese Bamboo Basket Collection
Department: Japanese Art
Collection: Decorative Arts
Object Number: 2015.66
On Display: No

Description

Label: At age sixteen Yako Hodo began six years of apprenticeship with three different bamboo masters before becoming an independent artist. Making only one or two exhibition pieces each year, he won numerous awards for his bamboo work, which transforms the strength and resiliency of bamboo into energetic, sculptural compositions. While Wave Crest and Forest suggest the beauty and movement of natural forms, My UFO offers the artist’s view of more alien terrain.

More Information

Marks: Made by Hodo
Exhibition History: Bamboo Masterworks: Japanese Baskets from the Lloyd Cotsen Collection, Organized by the Asia Society, New York, 3/1/2000-5/7/2000

Masters of Bamboo: Japanese Baskets and Sculpture from the Cotsen Collection, Hambrecht gallery, 2/2/2007 - 5/6/2007

"First Look: Collecting Contemporary at the Asian", Asian Art Museum, 9/4/15-10/11/15
Label: At age sixteen Yako Hodo began six years of apprenticeship with three different bamboo masters before becoming an independent artist. Making only one or two exhibition pieces each year, he won numerous awards for his bamboo work, which transforms the strength and resiliency of bamboo into energetic, sculptural compositions. While Wave Crest and Forest suggest the beauty and movement of natural forms, My UFO offers the artist’s view of more alien terrain.

Marks: Made by Hodo
Exhibition History: Bamboo Masterworks: Japanese Baskets from the Lloyd Cotsen Collection, Organized by the Asia Society, New York, 3/1/2000-5/7/2000

Masters of Bamboo: Japanese Baskets and Sculpture from the Cotsen Collection, Hambrecht gallery, 2/2/2007 - 5/6/2007

"First Look: Collecting Contemporary at the Asian", Asian Art Museum, 9/4/15-10/11/15