- Yuko Nasaka born 1938
- Synthetic paint, plaster and glue on cotton, mounted on wooden board
- Support: 1817 × 919 mm
- Purchased with funds provided by the Asia Pacific Acquisitions Committee 2017
This work is comprised of eight plaster panels. Nasaka Yūko placed each one onto a mechanical turntable, inspired by the potter’s wheel. As it rotated, she carved patterns into the plaster using a palette knife. She then applied a layer of dark-blue silver lacquer to the surface. Nasaka was part of the second generation of Gutai artists who experimented with technology. Much of their work used industrial materials and techniques, referencing Japan’s rapid economic growth.
Gallery label, December 2020
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