Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Working wih bamboo in Korea

The bamboo grove at the MtCoot-tha gardens on my early morning walk was quite alluring, deep maroon and rusty orange with the morning dew still on the new shoots.

I made an artwork in Korea using 12 foot bamboo poles and clay mixed with paper pulp. I was amazed when the delivery of bamboo arrived at my studio space in Gongju, the poles, about 50 of them, were all 12 ft long and perfectly straight.

I later visited a bamboo forest in Japan to help another artist cut lengths for her artwork, an amazing experience as the bamboo went on for ever and I could walk easily through the forest of bamboo and never see the sky or too far ahead.

No comments:

Post a Comment