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Title

Over there (Apple world)

1991

Artist

Kuramoto Kumiko

Japan

1946 –

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  • 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

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    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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication