Artist: Ken Uyemura
Category: Mixed Media
Medium: Fabric, Feather, Mixed Media Collage
Item #: M.393.07.TX
In Collection: The Malt Collection
After working extensively in the Far East as designer and consultant for the U.S. State Department sponsored programs, Uyemura brought back with him an aesthetic refinement that translates into a style of geometric design with intrinsic simplicity in his tapestry making.
Beginning his career as a potter, Uyemura devoted more and more of his time to weaving and tapestry and geometric textile work, he has fused design elements from the Middle–East, Indian and American Native American cultures into a cohesive unit.
“Every now and again, after struggling with one’s ideas and problems, one is confronted with a finished piece which opens up new areas of thought and foretells of emerging forms and images yet unrelated. This is what artists live for.”