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Mayumi Sarai (Japanese, 1966 - present)

Mayumi Sarai finds inspiration in the natural world. To create works like Beast she begins by collecting discarded tree branches. Using a hammer and chisel Sarai then carves the branches into rounded ball-like forms and gathers them into distinctive groupings. She states, “I use wood for my sculpture, yet I don’t intend to emphasize the natural beauty of the material. Instead, I want to challenge and transform the material into something very hand-made.”

wood, stain

Measurements:    height: 12 inches    width: 11 inches    depth: 25 inches

Museum Purchase: Windgate Fund 2005.60

Currently on view at Mint Museum UPTOWN