At the opening party a couple of weeks ago, Keiko Masumoto explained to me a little of the concept behind her work. Vessels typically have a functional purpose, but there are those that are purely decorative objects, and there is really no need for these to be useful at all. Masumoto-san uses traditional ceramic techniques to make not functional pottery items, but artworks that seem to be an imaginative collision of pots and, in this case, geese.
It’s actually her second show here but the thing I love about this new exhibition at the ICN Gallery, is that the acrylic plinths give the flock of geese / vessels a real feeling of motion and lift. Taking photographs this afternoon in the gallery was really relaxing and watching the light change and shadows appear on the walls was really beautiful. This installation is addictive because the longer you stay, the more you notice tiny details.