Crow in the Wind

OwnerUbe City
Search TypeOutdoor Sculpture
Japanese Title風の中の鴉
Artist柳原 義達 YANAGIHARA Yoshitatsu
ExhibitionThe 9th UBE Biennale
PlaceCity Center

Crows and pigeons have been two of the sculptor’s consistent themes since 1960s and hence serve as a kind of self-portraits. “I want to express the wonder of my existence in my carvings – like wild birds existing in the rain, wind, storm, joy, sorrow, the fate.” The birds also serve as “signposts” by which the sculptor finds his way. More than a dozen crows by the sculptor have been installed or displayed across Japan, but this piece is the largest of all. The rough depiction of unnaturally extended beak and legs adamantly grabbing the ground oozes the artist’s love for the bird, which is generally considered as a villain. He might have seen his crows as his sons. Yanagihara, along with Ryokichi Mukai and Masato Otaka, is the founding father of Ube’s sculpture exhibition. The sculptor donated this work to Ube City with love.
Document ID21514
Source第9回現代日本彫刻展 特別招待作品