Honma Hideaki crafted this sculpture with madake and hōbichiku bamboo, using parallel-line construction, twining, and bundling techniques. The piece is Incised with his signature Hide.
Honma Hideaki is a Japanese artist known for large-scale, intricately woven, elegantly curvilinear sculptures in bamboo. He studied bamboo plaiting under Honma Kazuaki, his uncle and adopted father. His work is in the permanent collections of several US museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.
Honma Hideaki (b. 1959)
Madake and hobichiku bamboo
41.5 x 20.4 x 53.4 cm