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Chimera – Nana Koutzuka

Posted in National Art Center by tokyobling on March 18, 2012

In 2010 one of the foremost women’s art universities in Japan started a new program in sculpture and I think Nana Koutzuka (江塚奈々) is one of their first graduates, exhibiting this wonderful statue called Chimera (キメラ) at the National Art Center earlier in March. It’s an amazing work and I really hope to see more of her work in the future! The title of course is an allusion to the mythical beast of ancient greek legends, the Chimera, but also the same word is used in modern Japanese science to denote a creature made up of parts of different creatures, as in this mix of farmyard animals. I wonder if we will ever see a real on of these?

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  1. viktormcc said, on March 18, 2012 at 5:30 am

    Reblogged this on Liebre de Marzo and commented:


  2. pariqueisland said, on March 18, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Reblogged this on Paprique Island.


  3. penman said, on March 20, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Noooo… I don’t want to see this is real life. A mouse is already a bother, add a chicken and a lamb, oh, I think the sculpture is enough thank you. But it’s an amazing full of creativity ark work, btw.


    • tokyobling said, on April 3, 2012 at 9:17 am

      Hahaha… yes! I do love farm yard animals though… (^-^)


  4. kes said, on March 20, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Amazing work….what kind of material is it made of? Stone?

    Some things are made for sculpturing and painting….and thats it. – No real life version , please. It’s going to be too disturbing to be good ><


    • tokyobling said, on April 3, 2012 at 9:18 am

      Haha… I don’t really know the material. I don’t think we’ll ever see one of those on the farms around our cities in the future! (^-^;)


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