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Descended Level 2 Stones Between Vertical and Horizon

 

 Japanese Mixed Media Collage

Descended Level 2 Stones Between Vertical

and Horizon

by Ida Shōichi, c. 1982

Between Vertical and Horizon-Descended Triangle (A)
 
IHL Cat. #221

About This Collage

One of Ida Shōichi's (1941-2006) many prints, collages and sculptures that explore the physical space between objects that touch.  This work is composed of molded mud-dyed paper pulp, embedded with stones, combined with gauze and antique kimono fabric.

In discussing Ida's molded-paper works, his friend and fellow artist Robert Kushner stated:

"Paper pulp was also an ideal medium for his experiments. Wetness to perfection. Pulp is strong and durable and yet it is able to take on three dimensional form and hold foreign objects in its grasp, even bond with antique fabrics. In his most complex pieces all of these processes were combined tour de force bravado. When these diverse materials dried a frozen record of the convergence remained, the haunting effects of nature and the passage of time."1

1 “Shoichi Ida in Chicago,” Robert Kushner, EuroArt Web Magazine, Issue 11, Winter 2010.



(verso)
Descended Level 2 Stones Between Vertical and Horizon
c. 1987

detail of bottom stone (front view)

detail of top stone (front view)


detail of bottom stone (verso)
detail of top stone (verso)

Collage Details

 IHL Catalog  #221
 Title  Descended Level 2 Stones Between Vertical and Horizon
 Series  Surface is the Between
 Artist 
 Ida Shōichi (1941-2006)
 Signature 
 pencil signed by artist
 Seal
 Publication Date  c. 1987
 Edition  1 of 1
 Publisher  self-published
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  excellent - encased in a plexiglass showcase.
 Genre  sosaku hanga (creative print)
 Miscellaneous  Molded mud-dyed paper with antique kimono fabric, gauze and stones.
 Format  
 H x W Collage
 16 1/2 x 11 1/4 in. (41.9 x 28.6 cm)
 Collections This Print  
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