This small-scale hand-carved wooden figure with metal legs demonstrates Hideo Sawada's sensitive approach to evoking the human form. His loose carving technique refrains from imbuing his characters with specific and distinctive features, maintaining Japanese traditional aesthetics. Sawada’s figures are a matchless example of a modern application of subtlety and grace, balancing the abstract with the gentle suggestion of emotion and the human form.
Sawada uses local and natural materials and this figure is made from Japanese cypress. A light and smoothly textured sculpture that exudes nobility in its motionless and upright stance, it is a contemplative piece. Its quiet simplicity and timelessness means it will easily be treasured for many years to come.
Dimensions: H-19 cm x W-4 cm
As all products are handmade, sizes and colour may vary slightly.
Hideo Sawada is a sculptor from Kawagoe City in Saitama Prefecture who trained at Tokyo University of the Arts and the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg, Germany. His slender and motionless small-scale sculptures are tenderly rendered from wood. Sawada’s preference for simplicity and adherence to Japanese traditional aesthetics results in breathtaking figurative forms.