grid – suigetsu


Embroidery with threads extracted from readymade fabric

80 × 65 cm

Exhibited at

MOT annual 2008 Unraveling and Revealing, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan (2008)

grid – suigetsu

The embroidery is stitched with red threads extracted from an ordinary check pattern fabric without being cut from the original fabric. Therefore, there are no red threads in the lattice inside the outline of the embroidery. This work was inspired by Suigetsu-Kannon (Buddha statue in Tōkei-ji temple) in the 13th century Japan, focusing particularly on the folds of the clothing worn by the statue.

Photo by

Masaru Yanagiba