Interview with Sachiko Akiyama

🐻 SO TRUE DEARS, IF YOU SKETCH A THIRD DIMENSION, YOU WILL GET SCULPTURES MAYBE SO WONDERFUL, LIKE THESE.

Lamont Gallery

Akiyama-Deeper-Than-You-Imagined-750 Sachiko Akiyama, Deeper Than You Imagined, 2012, Wood, paint

Interview with Sachiko Akiyama
Being & Feeling (Alone, Together)

Spring 2020 – Virtual Exhibition at Lamont Gallery

Artists in Being & Feeling (Alone, Together) explore embodiment, emotion, and being: how we make our way through the world, full of feeling, as solitary individuals and together with others.

Sculptor Sachiko Akiyama carves beautifully introspective figures from wood which are then hand painted in muted, translucent tones that highlight the texture of the carved wood. The figures in Akiyama’s work, often paired with animals or elements from nature, are inspired by personal memories, family history, and dreams, an “exploration of how tactile, physically assertive forms can describe the psyche—not a specific emotion or thought, but rather a state of concentration and introspection.”

Akiyama-MountainSky-detail-750 Sachiko Akiyama, Mountain/Sky, 2019, Wood, paint, resin

Q: When did you start sculpting in wood and what came first…

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