The title of the piece notwithstanding, the origin of the piece is the impression left by the photograph Woman Planting Rice, Toyama (Hiroshi Hamaya, 1955).
“I said, ‘Satoshi, why is this piece on top of that piece, on top of something else?’ And he spoke of the shape of the leaf as it falls to the ground. The dynamic lightness of a leaf, in the gravity of granite” (D.G. Jones, 1997).
224 x 140 x 137 cm
Pat and Norman Webster, North Hatley, Quebec, Canada
Contemporary Sculpture Center, Tokyo, (1998)
Agalmata (1998), exhibition catalogue