On Finding Home, Sachiko Akiyama
ON FINDING HOME
Sachiko Akiyama creates figures that are carved primarily from wood and finished with beautifully painted surfaces. The sculptures are often self-portraits which speak to the inner lives of individuals—quiet contemplations on the desires, fears, values and dreams that define our being. In
I Remember What I Did Not See, we question the events which led to the female figure lying, eyes-closed, with one hand over her heart and the other holding a small bird. Perhaps Akiyama is inviting the viewer to reflect on the fragility of life, the connection and spiritual kinship with nature, or to survey life’s most personal and elemental moments.