Mobius

Sculpture
2004 (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Honma Kazue (b.1953) is one of a group of Japanese basket-makers led by the influential Sekijima Hisako (b.1944) who, since the early 1980s, have embarked on a journey of often radical experimentation that has set them aside from Japan's traditional basket-making fraternity. Since the mid-1990s Honma has established a considerable reputation for herself through an active programme of exhibitions in Japan and the USA.

This piece was made for and bought from the Crafts Council's COLLECT art fair held at the V&A in 2004. It complements three baskets by Sekijima Hisako already in the collection.


object details
Category
Object Type
Brief Description
Japan, modern crafts, studio, basketry; Honma Kazue

Sculpture, 'Mobius', strapping tape and persimmon tannin, Japanese, by Kazue HONMA (1953-), 2004

Cardboard box
Physical Description
Mobius form made up of randomly plaited lengths of flat multi-stranded paper strapping partially fringed and overworked with highly twisted single-strand lengths made by pulling apart the individual strands of the original multi-stranded material; persimmon tannin partially applied to the multi-stranded paper strapping is visible across the surface of the object
Dimensions
  • Height: 18cm
  • Maximum width: 28cm
  • Maximum depth: 31cm
Style
Gallery Label
5. 'MOBIUS' Designed and made by Honma Kazue (Japanese, born 1953-) Japan, 2004 Strapping tape and persimmon tannin FE.14-2004
Object history
Made for the Crafts Council's COLLECT art fair held at the V&A, 20-24 February 2004. Bought as a good complement to the three baskets by Sekijima Hisako acquired in Tokyo in 1992 (FE.423, 424, 425-1992).
Historical context
The artist is one of a group of Japanese basket-makers led by the influential Sekijima Hisako (b.1944) who, since the early 1980s, have embarked on a journey of often radical experiementation that has set them aside from Japan's traditional basket-making fraternity.
Summary
Honma Kazue (b.1953) is one of a group of Japanese basket-makers led by the influential Sekijima Hisako (b.1944) who, since the early 1980s, have embarked on a journey of often radical experimentation that has set them aside from Japan's traditional basket-making fraternity. Since the mid-1990s Honma has established a considerable reputation for herself through an active programme of exhibitions in Japan and the USA.



This piece was made for and bought from the Crafts Council's COLLECT art fair held at the V&A in 2004. It complements three baskets by Sekijima Hisako already in the collection.
Collection
Accession Number
FE.14-2004

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record createdFebruary 28, 2006
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