"Once There Was a Village" Mosaic by Toyoharu Kii

2016
$4,080 USD
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Dimensions
W: 19.0" D: 1.5" H: 10.75"
Materials
Marble
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Collection #
CTOYK032
Estimated Shipping
$450

Segmented in two like an open book, Toyoharu Kii’s monochromatic mosaic “Once There Was a Village” uses texture to tell a story of destruction and renewal. On the left hand “page,” chaotic lines and misaligned tiles disrupt a once organized circular pattern. On the right, the tiles have reassembled in orderly fashion except for a few oversized squares suggesting the remains of ruined city.

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.

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