Friday, January 15, 2010

I am in love

This afternoon, we met my cousin at the Morikami Museum in Del Ray Beach, FL and saw an exhibit which blew us away. The ceramic sculptures of Jun Kanenko were some of the most beautiful things I have ever seen and I seriously considered art theft for a nanosecond. Unfortunately, many of his pieces are 12' tall. Words are pointless: on his website are a number of galleries that carry his work -- and lots of them are smaller. He is a ceramic master but also paints and works in glass. Go here and here to get an overview of his art...and if you are anywhere within driving distance of Del Ray or Boca Raton, where his work is being exhibited in a gallery, get in your car and GO. I bought a book of his work and am now on my way back to the apartment to sit down and spend a few hours looking through and getting inspired. Tomorrow, if Sandydee lets me know when and where we are meeting, I expect to see her. Full report tomorrow night.

8 comments:

Karoda said...

yes! I so understand your love affair!

Sherryl said...

OH MY! I am drooling. I doubt if any of those works would be in my budget but they sure would fit nicely in my house!

Gerrie said...

I have seen his work and I agree. Just fabulous.

Barbara said...

I feel the same way about Chihuly glass.

Eva said...

These ceramics are truly adorable! Bold modern design and masterpieces of craft.

queenopearls said...

Stunning artwork and I thank you so much for the link to his website.
Considering the size I am still laughing out loud imagining you trying to steal an eight foot tall piece of heavy ceramic art.
We're twying to be weeel qwiet..
rofl.
Always wonderful, thank you Rayna!
~Christina

Jeanette said...

Wow! Thanks for introducing us to this artist.

margaret said...

Which book ... if it's the one by Susan Peterson, what bliss! Or, is there a more recent one?