Limited edition bronze vase (statue not included). May be wall mounted or sit on a flat surface. Medium bright finish as shown with wax coating. Allow 8-12 weeks for delivery.
This vase is part of a series completed for a public art project associated with an international university program called INTO. We interviewed dozens of students from around the world and asked them what they carry of their culture when they travel abroad. We created five vases based on cultures from China, Japan, Indonesia, The Middle East, and the USA.
Each vase shape is based on the cultures of people we interviewed. The sculptural portion attached to the vase is based on the answers from the students we interviewed, often stories or legends from their culture.
In this case, the culture is Japan. Several students mentioned the Japanese tradition of gift-giving. Often the wrapping is just as important as what it contains. The tradition stems from the Edo Period where food was often wrapped in cloth with special knots. This vase demonstrates one of these traditional knots. The vase shape is a traditional Japanese form.