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Underwater Sea Creature Sculptures by Noriko Kuresumi

Sea of Memory 012 (2010) | click images to enlarge. All photos by Shin Ono

Over the weekend at LIC Open Studios I stumbled upon the intriguing work of Noriko Kuresumi, a Japanese artist making anemone-looking sea creatures out of porcelain. In her artist statement she writes:

The sea is the origin of life.
All lives are connected and have been supporting each other.
I create my work by imagining the source of harmony and balance of the ocean.

While mind-numbingly detailed, I find myself in an odd, calming trance while gazing at her work. The fluidity and airiness that Kuresumi is able to achieve through porcelain is astonishing.

Sea of Memory 018 (2011) | click images to enlarge. All photos by Shin Ono

 

Sea of Memory 012 (2011) | click images to enlarge. All photos by Shin Ono

 

Sea of Memory 023 (2011) | click images to enlarge. All photos by Shin Ono

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