Friday, December 26, 2008

Artist's Studio: Tom Nakashima







Tom Nakashima, great-grandson of a samurai warrior and nephew of furniture legend George Nakashima, recently donated a large collaged print to the Ogden Museum's permanent collection that will be unveiled in January's Recent Acquisitions show. Seen here in his Augusta, Georgia studio, one can judge the scale of these large hand-worked prints. Using a grid method to blow up images to this scale, Nakashima's process is unique in that each square is finished separately and completely before moving on the the next piece. This technique forces the artist to view each square of the grid as a unique and complete surface. A Sansei of Japanese and Canadian descent, Nakashimi works deftly with allegory using symbols drawn from his bifurcated heritage. Photos by David Houston.

3 comments:

tomnakashima said...

David,

I don't think anyone knows how to use this blog so I'll post my own comment.
Hey!

Ogden Museum of Southern Art said...

Hey! Thanks. I wish more folks would leave comments. You and David Amram is not a bad start, though.

Jill Peterson said...

i'm looking for the sea serpent looking at the moon.
i heard from matt about your show at southern. how did i miss that one? i get all my news from facebook. where is it going now?