Mariyo Yagi

1my A Cycle - Infinity, Mariyo Yagi, mixed media (steel, FPR, sisal, resin and polyurethehane), 37.5" x 65" x 35.5", 2016, $114,000.

Selected exhibitions:
Lausanne, Switzerland (7th, 9th, 12th, 15th International Biennials of Tapestry); Hyogo Museum of Art, Japan (Art Now 10 Years, 1970-1980); Minneapolis Institute of Art (The Art Fabric: Mainstream – traveling exhibition); North Mayo, Ireland (Sculpture Trail Site Specific Earth Work); Textile Museum, Washington, D.C.(Interlacing, traveling exhibition); Quaratta, Italy (Desegni Urbani Art Biennial); Hunter College Art Gallery, New York, New York (Nature In Process); Kassel, Germany (Collateral Documenta X); Ogishima, Japan (Setouchi Art Triennal); LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, New York (NAWA Axis for Peace Project); Venice, Italy (Glasstress 2015 Gotika; Collateral Event; 56th Venice Biennial).

Public Collections:
Musée Cantonale des Beaux Art, Lausanne, Switzerland; Fondation Toms Pauli, Lausanne,Switzerland; Museum Bellerive, Zurich, Switzerland; National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan; Casa de la Cultura, Michoacan, Mexico); Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg, Denmark; LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, New York; The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio; Brasilia Arts Museum, Brazil); National Art Museum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).

Recipient:
1995 Urban Art Award, Mauberge, France; Urban Design Award, Toyonaka City, Japan; Honorary Doctorate of Humanities, Anaheim University, California; 21st Kyoto Prefecture Culture Prize Merits Prize, Japan.

Mariyo Yagi

Statement:
Mariyo Yagi's environmental art seeks the inner space of the soul and mind,and creates a space which recreates the feeling of the origin of life. Art is committed to the energy of human life. Art exists in the root of life. The key of this theme is the study of Nawa which means rope,twisted cords. Dr. Mariyo Yagi named it nawaology which is the Cosmos of Nawa. It is worthwhile to learn about the Cosmos of Nawa because nawa is a human product from the forests in ancient times and is a spiral energy inter linking the micro cosmos like DNA and the macro cosmos. The Cosmos of Nawa will continue even if forests disappear from the Earth. The nawa -- a spiral cord -- the great link between earth and heaven and all living things lead to a spiritual trip from DNA to the maternal cosmos. It was a trip to realize our origins and discover our existence. The DNA of all living things faces the central axis of hollowness with coiling double spirals…The nawa is not a nawa when there is only one spiral. When two or more spirals face the central axis of hollowness similar to DNA, a nawa is born. Nawa means you and I. Nawa consists of na, you and wa, I. Facing each other over the central axis of hollowness. You face me, I face you. You and I I become empty and tranquil.
Mariyo Yagi