Sunday, April 24, 2011

Thought for the Day

. . . the most important thing is the dark space inside.*
~ Toshiko Takaezu


* Quoted in the chapter "Life Touchstones" (p. 41) in  The Art of Toshiko Takaezu: In the Language of Silence, Peter Held, Editor; The University of North Carolina Press, March 2011. This is a beautiful scholarly analysis of Takaezu's masterful ceramics. The monograph includes a foreword by the internationally known textile designer Jack Lenor Larsen, as well as essays by Paul J. Smith, director emeritus, American Craft Museum (now, Museum of Arts and Design), New York City. There are 164 color illustrations.

Toshiko Takaezu died March 9, 2011. See the last item in Saturday Sharing for a video interview with this great artist and additional links.

"Peter Held: Remembering Toshiko Takaezu (1922-2011)", UNC Press Blog, March 15, 2011

Carol Rigolot, "Famed Artist and Former Visual Arts Professor Toshiko Takaezu Dies", Princeton Arts News, March 10, 2011

New York Times Obituary

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