I have been pursuing "Natural Form" in order to apply URUSHI
(Japanese lacquer) fluidly and I have attempted to emphasize the organic
nature of URESHI and its sense of pureness and fluidity when it appears
on curvilinear surfaces. I have also been looking at site-specific
placement of my work in order to place URUSHI in the context of fine
art. Besides using and refining a process that I have developed, I
want to research other possibilities in creation of form by using
other materials and techniques which are enabled by the use of computers.
With the aid of CAD (Computer Aided Design)
it is possible to create "Natural Form" largely inconceivable
by human mind and hand. Today we have many options in the methods
of production and the making of three-dimensional objects. A mechanical
molding system enhanced by computer is one useful way of making
organic objects with a sense of fluidity in shape.
While exploring the form and fluidity of the object,
it is further possible to examine the organic nature of URUSHI through
the fluid surface characteristic in lacquer ware. In addition to
natural or liquid form, application of URUSHI gives a strong sense
of the organic. The combination of an object formed by the aid of
computer and machine with skills of the hand and mind will lead
to new futures in URUSHI work.
I believe that many people in this country who
don't know much about URUSHI must realize its distinctive character
of sensuality, tactility and fluidity through my work.