Yuri Sato

"The Great Wave off Kanagawa" Silver Panel

9" x 7" x 0.75" Frame
5.5" x 3.5" Silver Panel
Sterling Silver
Hand Cut-Out
Made in New York, USA
The Great Wave off Kanagawa

I engraved The Great Wave off Kanagawa in Katsushika Hokusai, oneof the most famous Japanese paintings in the world, on to a silver plate.
Although copying, changing an ukiyo-e with multiple colors into a design that can be engraved was not an easy task. However, as I worked on each water flow and wave shape, I was fascinated by Hokusai with many sophisticated and beautiful curves.
The power of waves and the flow of water that you may feel and maybe even hear even when you look at the original picture is  immense. You can see the finest details I put into this work such as the small splashes and water drops.