Naoki Kato

"Forest" Lotus Incense Burner by Naoki Kato

3.25" x 4" x4.75" Height
porcelain
Made in Okayama, Japan
 
The face is modeled after his daughter when she was 2 years old. “Nowadays, her face has become boring because she is more human like” His point of view and ideas give a unique depth and presence to his work unlike any other.
 
森 蓮子の香炉 
娘の2歳の頃の顔だという。
赤ん坊の頃の我が子の顔に神秘性を見出したのだそうだ。
「最近はもう人間になっちゃったからつまらないですけど。」
彼の視点と発想が、作品に深みと存在感を与えるのだろう。