Ceramic Relief "Mount Tate" / Original Painter : Tamako Kataoka / Central Lobby on 2nd Floor, Terminal Building, Toyama Airport / Installed on October 3, 2012 See Original Painting
This ceramic relief work was produced based on a Ms. Tamako Kataoka's work "Mount Tate" held by Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design. It was exhibited at "100 scenery exhibition by 100 artists (prefecture foundation 100 year memorial project) depicting Toyama" in 1983, and she drew this work by sketching repeatedly at the site. At the ceramic relief work, the screen becomes wider and the free feeling is reflected, by allocating a ceramic board made based on the painting "Mount Tate" by her in the center and white spaces that look as if a range of mountains seen from the sky or snow scenry of Mount Tate on both side of it.
The ceramic relief was produced at CREARE Atami-Yugawara Studio (Location: 230-1 Izumi, Atami city, Shizuoka prefecture). We have installed nearly 500 public arts all over Japan, and this is the sixth work produced at CREARE Studio based on Ms. Tamako Kataoka's paintings. This work, made using ceramic which is an ancient material in Japan, consists of 586 ceramic pieces, and a powerful shaping and a profound glaze are the prime attractions. The ceramic board with a maximum thickness of 30 cm is attractive also as a pottery.
I hope that this ceramic relief will be familiar forever as a new symbol of Toyama's sky entrance.