Aiko Miyawaki (1929-2014), Utsurohi, steel, light, mineral powder filled resin, 1989
Utsurohi means in Japanese a moving, floating state. This artwork consists of 25 luminous steel pillars of 30 cm in diameter, covered with crystallized glass and linked together by steel rods. The artist gives them a joyful name: drawings of air.
Miyawaki Aiko is a sculptor with an abstract tendency who exhibits her artworks outdoors in Japan, then in France, the United States and Spain.
She wishes to invest the three dimensions of space on the two-dimensional supports of painting, her favourite art which she gave up practising in 1968. For this purpose she created artworks called Utsurohi.