"Missing ASANOHA Pattern and Floating Flower" Mosaic by Toyoharu Kii

$4,800 USD ON HOLD
W: 16.5" D: 2.0" H: 20.0"
Collection #
Estimated Shipping

A leader of the cross-cultural craft resurgence, Japan-based artist Toyoharu Kii creates his intricate mosaics with hand-cut Italian marble and smalti, Venetian glass made by the same Italian family for over 400 years. Using traditional Italian techniques, Kii’s art is nonetheless modern. It is monochromatic, abstract, and highly textured and highlights the involved and technical art of mosaic making.

In this mosaic entitled "Missing ASANOHA Pattern and Floating Flower," Kii continues themes of rebirth and renewal in the face of destruction. The expanse of white tesserae represents a landscape shaped by mankind, a rigid environment of orderly patterns and few irregularities. Moments of damage or loss interrupt the order and from these disruptions emerge vibrant new life. Nature begins to reclaim built surroundings in the form of colorful cut glass, filling the recesses of a ruined building and the scratched surface of an excavation site. A geometric pattern known as asanoha, or hemp leaves, decorates the right side, representing growth, health, and protection from harm.

"Missing Asanoha Pattern and Floating Flower," 2022
Toyoharu Kii (b. 1953)
Marble mosaic and smalti.

Questions? Ask us

What They're Saying

Portrait krueger
Elizabeth Krueger | Elizabeth Krueger Design

“PAGODA RED was extremely supportive in helping to pull accessory options together for the Lake Forest Showhouse. After providing them with details and our vision on how we were looking to finish our space, Laurene helped curate options that made it easy for us to edit and finalize. It's also no surprise that the unique pieces we used in our showhouse space were some of the first to sell.”

Receive our weekly email on design &
creating memorable spaces