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Heisei era (1989-2019), 2006, Madake bamboo and rattan, artist's signature inscribed on basket, inscribed interior lid to storage box together with silver fabric impressed with red artist's seal.
13 x 9 x 8 3/4 in.Private Collection, Wilmington, North Carolina
Purchased from Tai Gallery in 2006.
Born in Kagoshima, Japan, Honda Syoryu studied traditional bamboo basket art at the Oita Prefectural Beppu Advanced Occupational School in the Department of Bamboo Craft Art. He was an apprentice to Nikou Kadota in the 1980s and a finalist many times for the prestigious Cotsen Bamboo Prize. He focuses on using traditional basketry techniques to create rhythmic, organic sculptural forms that capture a sense of oscillating movement. He uses fine stained bamboo strips woven in nawame (twining) technique and then softens the sculpture with hot water and kneads it into shape, the free ends of the verticals are then plaited and secured with a binding of rattan. His art works are highly regarded and held in many major museum collections worldwide.
Good estate condition.