Big Wave

Yamaguchi Ryūun, Japanese, born 1940

Geography:
Made in Japan, Asia

Period:
Heisei Period (1989-present)

Date:
2001

Medium:
Madake bamboo and rattan

Dimensions:
35 x 20 1/4 x 18 1/2 inches (88.9 x 51.4 x 47 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
2010-178-25

Credit Line:
Gift of Norma Gene Lykes, 2010

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Rooted in the tradition of Japanese basket making and looking to nature as a primary source of inspiration, Yamaguchi Ryuun incorporates the flow of water into the patterns in his work. Big Wave depicts a giant sea swell, rising, surging, and cresting before the point of collapse.