Comment, Like, & Favorite
30.000 x 60.000 cm.
This original sculpture is currently for sale. At the present time, originals are not offered for sale through the Fine Art America secure checkout system. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about purchasing this original.
Click here to contact the artist.
Cormorant And Moon Jellyfish - Yokojikkengawa River
Sculpture - Bas Relief Sculpture
When the newness of my life in Japan really started to get to me, I found myself revived by taking walks along the waterways that zig-zag through my Koto-ku community. The natural life along these rivers is surprising and beautiful. The water is quite clear, ideal for wading birds and diving ducks. In spring it fills with clouds of fingerlings and jellyfish. As I walked, day after day, I began to find myself completely fascinated by the motion, energy and antics of cormorants.
Not exactly graceful fliers and downright clumsy as walkers the cormorants of my neighborhood provided me with many smiles. What really caught my interest though, was their almost magical transformation from ungainly terrestrial comedians into strikingly efficient and agile sub-surface adventurers. With a turn of the head and a swirl of water they disappeared, trailed by the bubbles of the upper world. The distances that they could cover underwater and the duration of time that they managed to remain below the surface was quite remarkable. Then with a pop and a bob they arrived back in the sunlight with a shake of their head and quite often a silvery fish in their beak.
The more I watched, the more I found myself relating to these birds I too am rather awkward in my world. I find myself inefficient and often laughable, even to myself. However in my proper element I find myself unhindered. I shed my social limitations and shrug off my personal liabilities. In short, I began to realize that the underwater world to the cormorant is what I find my studio to be - a seemingly limitless space in which to wander, explore and seek after the beautiful shimmering wealth that lies below the surface of things.
When I see a cormorant, I smile and in smiling I like to think that perhaps they too are casting a knowing glance back at me comrades and wanderers alike.
** Please contact the artist for further details **
March 5th, 2014
Viewed 79 Times - Last Visitor from San Francisco, CA on 07/24/2014 at 10:37 PM
copy and paste to your website / blog - preview
cormorants framed prints, cormorant framed prints, jellyfish framed prints, birds framed prints, diving birds framed prints, rivers framed prints, aquatic framed prints, underwater framed prints, nature framed prints, sea life framed prints, oceans framed prints, saltwater framed prints, fish framed prints, metaphor framed prints, self-portrait framed prints, japan framed prints, koto-ku framed prints, tokyo framed prints, sculpture framed prints, bas relief sculpture framed prints, fine art framed prints, relief sculpture framed prints, metaphor framed prints, self-portrait framed prints, cormorants greeting cards, cormorant greeting cards, jellyfish greeting cards, birds greeting cards, diving birds greeting cards, rivers greeting cards, aquatic greeting cards, underwater greeting cards, nature greeting cards, sea life greeting cards, oceans greeting cards, saltwater greeting cards, fish greeting cards, metaphor greeting cards, self-portrait greeting cards, japan greeting cards, koto-ku greeting cards, tokyo greeting cards, sculpture greeting cards, bas relief sculpture greeting cards, fine art greeting cards, relief sculpture greeting cards, metaphor greeting cards, self-portrait greeting cards, cormorants prints, cormorant prints, jellyfish prints, birds prints, diving birds prints, rivers prints, aquatic prints, underwater prints, nature prints, sea life prints, oceans prints, saltwater prints, fish prints, metaphor prints, self-portrait prints, japan prints, koto-ku prints, tokyo prints, sculpture prints, bas relief sculpture prints, fine art prints, relief sculpture prints, metaphor prints, self-portrait prints, cormorants posters, cormorant posters, jellyfish posters, birds posters, diving birds posters, rivers posters, aquatic posters, underwater posters, nature posters, sea life posters, oceans posters, saltwater posters, fish posters, metaphor posters, self-portrait posters, japan posters, koto-ku posters, tokyo posters, sculpture posters, bas relief sculpture posters, fine art posters, relief sculpture posters, metaphor posters, self-portrait posters