YOSHIO OKUYAMA - ON MY SCULPTURE - Energy power
Energy can be expressed in many forms and shapes. However, as with the scientists who created nuclear fusion, even more than theoretical planning, it is indespensable to have a strong philosophy that it will be used entirely for peaceful purposes Since sculpture is an object to be viewed, in this respect it connotes energy, not a destructive energy but a possible peaceful use of energy, similar to that in the scientific worlds of emerging energy from nuclear fusion. “Energy power” express this in abstraction.
The work “Energy power” is a sculpture that can be held in the hand. One small piece of material (Nature) is transformed into something where greater energy can be felt.
There are circular masses of energy at each edge of the reversed triangle, and energy circulates these three points with high speed within this physically silent and still simple black mass of stone.
Thus, in order for the viewer of this work to feel this energy as a positive power movement, I have in fact made the edges not as a still and perfect sphere but ellipsoid, with slight protrusions from the basic shape.