In My Japanese Garden (T170)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

In My Japanese Garden

Made in

Nagoya

Date

2006

Description

White lightweight cotton muslin with hand embroidered image depicting four nude women in an outdoor Japanese landscape, in numerous colours.

Materials and techniques

Cotton muslin - lightweight. Hand embroidered with cotton silk, synthetic and metallic threads. Kozo paper. 10cm fold at the top for a pole. Wooden pole accompanies object.

Dimensions

length:  243cm
width:  110cm

Object number

T170

Category

References

Telos Art Publishing - Art Textiles of the World. Great Britain (2007)
  • In My Japanese Garden, Kimura Shizuko, 2006, Crafts Council Collecton: T170. Photo: Heini Schneebeli.

Maker's statement

I usually work in foreign countries. This work is the first I have undertaken in my home country (Japan) and is also the first in which I have used my family and home as both subjects and inspiration. The close afinity I felt towards my surrounds allowd me to view and represent the subject in an unusually intimate way.