KIYO "Clay Dolls Exhibition 'NAGOMI'"

Ouchi Gallery

poster for KIYO "Clay Dolls Exhibition 'NAGOMI'"

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Kiyo was born in 1944, during World War II, in a country town in Kyushu, the southern part of Japan. She created dolls made of cloth from an early age, and has loved dolls all her life. After she brought up her 3 children, she started learning to make clay dolls. She tries to send messages through her works. When she made a large statue of a prajna [a japanese traditional figure of Buddhism], she expressed her anger at the news of terrorism. when she made a small child doll, she commemorated her son who died at the age of four. Kiyo hopes that You will receive the messages of her dolls. She has put her experience as a dressmaker to use in the dolls. In all of her works, the accessories and clothes of the dolls are handmade. Especially, she spent much time on these objects, such as Japanese sandals, fans, shoes, hats. She hopes You wil enjoy the objects as well as dolls themselves.



from May 25, 2010 to May 30, 2010



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