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Artwork - Wall Piece Jute & Branches, Naomi Ota, 1995 Object Reg. No: SH 960053

Wall Piece Jute & Branches by Naomi Ota, 1995. Naomi Ota is a Japanese craft artist who is now a permanent resident in Australia. She draws inspiration for her work from the natural environment, working with materials such as branches, leaves, fur, wool and silk. She has tertiary qualifications in the visual arts specialising in fibre work and has exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions in Kyoto and Melbourne.
This craft work is a complex construction of twigs bound to other twigs to form a frame through which dyed fibre forms undulate. The fibre is dyed purple, cream, black, maroon and ochre, and the entire construction forms a vague triangular shape to be hung against a wall. The piece is an attempt to express spacial ideas formulated through research in Aboriginal, Indonesian and Japanese cultures.
Acquired with grant from Australia Council.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 1.25 cm (Height), 40.00 cm (Width), 78.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: artworks, cultural identity, japanese communities, japanese culture, handcrafts, sculpture, visual arts
Themes this item is part of: Naomi Ota, Japanese Migrant & Artist, circa 1990, Immigration & Artistic Practice Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: mixed media
Artist: Ms Naomi Ota, Fairfield, Victoria, Australia, 1995
Date Used: 1995
References: Contemporary Craft and Cultural Identity Project, by Deborah Tout-Smith and Anna Malgorzewicz for MoV and Monash History Dept, 1992

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