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Pleasure in Land and Sea

Otani Chie, Japanese, born 1951

Made in Kyoto, Japan, Asia

Heisei Period (1989-2019)


Wax resist dye on cotton, mounted as a two-fold screen

35 inches × 6 feet 3 inches (88.9 × 190.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

* Gallery 341, Asian Art, third floor

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Purchased with the East Asian Art Revolving Fund, 2017

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The artist created the abstract shapes on this textile with a wax-resist (rōzome) technique. She first covered select areas of the cotton fabric’s surface with molten wax to prevent them from absorbing dye. Then she dipped the piece in a dye vat. She repeated the process to create each colored form.

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