Jiro Yonezawa

Bamboo when cut, grows back. Its regenerative quality and infinite potential stirs my spirit. For close to 40 years, I have been making sculptural pieces with bamboo using traditional Japanese bamboo craft techniques, often incorporating other structural materials and techniques. Bamboo has incredible flexibility as a material and its design potential is limitless.

After all these years I am still searching for new ways to use this material to express different emotions. In this sculptural series I’ve used wide, flattened strips make a simple organic line. It’s an unusual use of bamboo and I’ve discovered that I am able to create a multitude of simple, abstract forms in a unique way.

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