Wind Messenger, AKIHITO
Wind Messenger

$12,000.00
DOMESTIC ONLY

Artist: AKIHITO
Exhibition: Dark Fantasy: The World of Akihito
Art Width: 15.0" (38.1 cm)
Art Height: 26.0" (66.04 cm)
Art Depth: 13.0" (33.02 cm)
Medium: Clear resin, rigid foam, brass, wood
Features: Signed & Numbered on Certificate

Artwork

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"Have you ever had the feeling that the wind was whispering something to you?

In Japan, this is called a “Kaze no tayori” which means “message by the wind”. This artwork is the embodiment of those words. The marriage of someone far away, or the death of a distant friend; if I were to be told the news, I would want the message to be delivered by a beautiful fairy, like the one I created. When the news is grim, I hope that this lady’s smile will heal the wounds. 

The production period for this piece is 2 months. First I sculpted the form by hand. Capturing the swirling movement of the wind was a challenge.
Then I made a mold with silicone and fiberglass, but before pouring in the resin I carefully applied internally colored resin in the mod with a brush to create the emerald marble sone pattern. After it set, I painted with layers of colors to enhance the marble pattern. I added brass wire to enhance the motion of the wind.
 
A simple time-laps video of the sculpting process is available on Youtube." -- Akihito





This piece comes with a signed certificate of authenticity from Akihito.

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