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Title

Over there (Apple world)

1991


Artist

KURAMOTO Kumiko

Japan

1946 -


About

Kuramoto's cosmic imagery of clouds, planets and space, has the prescribed formal arrangement of a mandala, a diagrammatic aid for meditation. The use of the geometric shapes of circles, squares and triangles is a feature of tantric art where each shape has its own significance and where the esoteric relationships and ratios of each shape to another are pre-determined by texts on enlightenment. In this print the luminously highlighted central sphere resembles the absolute point or source from which all things come, and into which all things disappear. The print is a representation of the unity and wholeness that ultimately underlies the universe.

Ironically it is man's invention of computers, with brand names such as Apple, that through their mathematical programs, create universal cosmic space.

Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints: The Urban Bonsai, 1992, pg. 60.


Details


Place where the work was made

Japan


Period

Heisei period 1989 - → Japan


Date

1991


Media category

Print


Materials used

woodcut


Edition

A.P.


Dimensions

56.0 x 87.0 cm image; 63.0 x 97.0 cm sheet; 73.2 x 103.5 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed l.r., pencil "Kumiko Kuramoto". Not dated.


Credit

Gift of the artist 1993


Location

Not on display


Accession number

438.1993


Artist information

KURAMOTO Kumiko

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints : The Urban Bonsai, Sydney, 1992, 60, 62 (colour illus.). cat.no. 33