Japanese kimono magazine “Gekkan Are-Kore” introduced Minako to me a month ago and I finally met with her at the reception.
I had interviewed by “Gekkan Are-Kore” last November and Minako also interviewed by the magazine because she is into kimono. I am grateful to appear in the same kimono magazine which Minako had appeared and happy to meet with her at NY.
When I saw Minako’s work I felt warm grace heart from her sculptures. They were really beautiful. This sculpture is called “Wind”. I felt winds when I saw her “Wind”.
She plane marble stone 10 hours per day to make these sculptures. I was surprised to hear such passion. I thought artist needs huge passion to express something and their work recognized as art work. Her works are like draw out people’s warm heart from marble stone. I felt her spirits from her arts and they really attached me.
We can say same thing in Kitsuke-shi(professional kimono stylist) too. Kitsuke is not only to dress people beautifully but also draw out model’s own beautifulness. I was stimulated by Minako’s work.
Minako was talking in front of “Sakura-Kannon”.
I took photo with Minako in front of “Earth on your hands”.
Minako’s website http://www.minakoyoshino.com/
Grant Winners Exhibition 2010 website (in Art Students League of New York) http://www.theartstudentsleague.org/ExhibitionsLectures/GrantWinnersExhibition2010.aspx
Gekkann Are Kore website http://www.arecole.com/