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Jiro Yonezawa
Born: 1956, Oita, Japan

jiro yonezawa bamboo sculptural baskets
76-79jy Imagine 1-4, Jiro Yonezawa, bamboo, steel bolts, urushi lacquer, 8.5” x 13” x 11” (each), 2012, $500 each
Dail Behennah 68jy HARVEST 1
Jiro Yonezawa

#0528, 582
bamboo, steel, urushi lacquer
23" x 21", 2005
jiro yonezawa large bamboo sculptural basket 63jy UNTITLED
Jiro Yonezawa
bamboo, urushi lacquer

55" x 19" x 19", 2005

jiro yonezawa large bamboo sculptural basket 44jy SHRINE
Jiro Yonezawa
(#0116), bamboo, cane, cedar root, wood, urushi lacquer
12.5" x 30" x 13" 2001
Selected collections and exhibition venues:
Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, Wisconsin (Ceramic and Fiber: A New Generation); American Craft Museum, New York, New York (Basketmakers selected by John McQueen); Long House Reserve, East Hampton, New York (Small Works in Fiber curated by Jack Lenor Larsen and Mildred Constantine); Crafts Council, London, England (Contemporary International Basketmaking, traveling exhibit) California Crafts Museum, San Francisco, California; Bellevue Art Museum, Washington; LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, New York; Craft Alliance, St. Louis, Missouri; Corvallis Art Center, Oregon; Springfield Museum, Oregon; The Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Cotsen Bamboo Prize 2006
Bamboo basketry for me is an expression of detailed precision. In each basket there is the contrast of disciplined formality in technique and natural freedom in form. There is an element of intrigue and an element of complexity for what lies beyond form. These baskets represent a search for the beauty and precision in nature and a way to balance the chaos evident in these times.
                                Jiro Yonezawa
jiro yonezawa 64jy ASCENSION
Jiro Yonezawa
bamboo, cedar root, cane, urushi lacquer
22" x 7" x 7", 2006

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