Benjamin, Betsy Sterling
April 1993
Surface Design Journal;Spring93, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p19
Trade Publication
The article discusses the art of Shoukoh Kobayashi in Japan. His work has been inspired by the raked sand of Zen temple, the great Tottori sand dunes sketched on numerous trips and the rhythmic seashore patterns created by water, wind and sound waves. Kobayashi's newest works refer directly to the echoes, rhythm and power of nature whether in the form of twelve foot long folding screens or in the exquisite miniature. Moreover, he has been interested in exploring the design possibilities of wax resist through the studies of the seventh-century roketchi or wax-resist dyed.


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