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ART FACULTY SHOW 2012: Recent Work by SRJC Faculty

February 21 – March 15, 2012


Hiroshi Fuchigami, Untitled, 2011
Porcelain ceramics

Artist’s Statement

Clay forms suggest the image of a seed, with holes that evoke a sense of a void. However, these spaces are not empty, but instead serve as a metaphor for the infinite kernel of wisdom that lies sleeping (and therefore is not readily visible) within all of us. Currently, many of us are living in a state of society-induced numbness, deadened to our own potential by the crisises around us. I made a traditional Japanese Buddha head with abstract form that is a metaphor of mind. My sculptures encourage the viewer to “wake up” and truly see the promise of what rests deep within the primal mind.