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Tamayo Konishi – Sculpture

Posted in People, Places by tokyobling on November 5, 2010

During the recent event of Tokyo University of Arts at Marunouchi Building I also had time to check out some more work of a few of their graduate students. Here is my absolute favorite, a series of statues, each with an individual expression and lovely head piece of strawberries and cream、by the artist Tamayo Konishi (小西珠代), called “女の子、であること”, which I would loosely translate as “Being a girl”. I don’t know anything about the artist besides her being mentioned in this PDF from her university (page 8), with a photo of her graduation piece. There is also a photo of the artist and the reasoning behind her work in this PDF. Interesting, and definitely an opinion about being female in Japan that I have heard many times before. I’d love to see more of her work!

Sorry for the repetitive nature of these photos, I just couldn’t stop shooting! More photos from other entries in this art event coming up over the weekend! Stay tuned!

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  1. Julie (JUURI) said, on November 5, 2010 at 2:35 am

    Wonderfully sweet and slightly creepy. Such a delightful sculpture! My favorite part of all is the icing-covered base… and the slight amount of wood grain you can see underneath! >_<

    You are a great art curator!


    • tokyobling said, on November 5, 2010 at 5:15 am

      Haha… thanks! Only because I can’t stand 99% of modern art, maybe. I think I know what Halloween costume I will be recommending to my nieces next year! (^-^;)


  2. Timi said, on November 5, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Like small fairies made of cream and some strawberries..strange but i like it.
    They seem like thye can see something we can’t:3I wonder what..


    • tokyobling said, on November 8, 2010 at 6:04 am

      That’s a great mental image there, “fairies made of cream and strawberries”. I think I just go a vision of rhyming nursery tale involving candy fairies mad from eating too much sugar! (^-^)


  3. FN said, on November 5, 2010 at 9:44 am

    I really like this one.


  4. chorwin said, on November 5, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Nice sharing….


    • tokyobling said, on November 8, 2010 at 6:05 am

      Thanks Chorwin!


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  6. schronienie said, on April 7, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    I absolutely adore it!
    And love your blog! Glad I found it!
    happy easter x


    • tokyobling said, on April 7, 2012 at 4:49 pm

      Isn’t it gorgeous? Welcome to the blog! Hope to see you here soon again! (^-^)/


      • schronienie said, on April 7, 2012 at 4:50 pm

        recommended your blog you my step-daughter. she is obsessed with Japan 🙂 x


        • tokyobling said, on April 7, 2012 at 4:51 pm

          Thank you for that! I hope she comes to visit soon! (^-^)


  7. viveka said, on January 18, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Wonderful … !


  8. Pretty Girls | Pretty Pretty said, on July 11, 2013 at 7:51 am

    […] So instead I will post pic’s of pretty things! Aren’t these gorgeous gals just so lovely? I adore their almost cake like outfits, with strawberry hats and icing coats. I am not quite sure where I first saw them, but I have had the page open for so long on my iPad, that I simple had to share. The artist is Tamayo Konishi a, now former, student at the Tokyo University of Arts. I dont know much more than that – you can see the original article I bookmarked here. […]


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