|Vasefinder International 2012|
Auckland, Central Auckland, New Zealand
Title: Black Robe of Feathers
Year of Creation: 2011
Glaze: Black matt
Clay Body: Stoneware
Dimensions: Height 14.76 inches, Width 13.98 inches
Artist's Statement: There is a myth of the 'robe of feathers' in Japan. It tells us of an angel with the celestial robe of feathers. She gently came down to the beautiful Miho Beach, a famous place to look at Mt. Fuji and swim in the ocean. A local fisherman falls in love and entraps her as his wife by hiding her robe in a pine tree while she was swimming.
So I have changed the robe of feathers to black sails. Both are symbols of freedom for me. When they feel the wind, they change their shape and can move to go anywhere.
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