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Yuriko Yamaguchi: Fragile Connections
by Rob Jordan


Yuriko Yamaguchi’s studio feels like a tree house. A highly regarded conceptual sculptor whose work hangs in numerous galleries and museums, Yamaguchi works in a space above the garage of her suburban Virginia house. She occasionally takes tea breaks on a small deck attached to the high-ceilinged room, gazing out at the thick, trail-threaded woods. Yamaguchi traded urban grit for bucolic scenery a few years ago when the lease on her longtime Washington studio doubled. It was perhaps a foreseeable development in her artistic evolution. During the past three decades, she has worked wood, resin, wire, and plastic tubing into organic forms that balance the ethereal with the worldly. Her work often deals with the hidden connections and constant flux that connect human experience to the natural world.

Web/Interior (detail), 2007.
Resin and monofilament, dimensions variable.

 


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