This ceramic sculpture consists of many lamellas of clay that are attached on the surface of the hand-built clay core. Due to the technical and aesthetic complexity, each of her works takes several months to complete so that her work is scarce.
In order to express her inner feelings, Tanaka Tomomi started to change the shape of the core. They were pulled or constricted to create the forms like limbs or waists, and then lamellas were attached on those surfaces. The shape of lamellas themselves changed as well, and larger lamellas, like belts, were added on the surfaces. Now, she consciously creates the pieces that not only express her inner feelings, but also are born from her as new life-forms. While she's creating her sculptures, feelings are marshaled over time and expressed in the works. In this way the various processes of execution allow her to face and express her inner voice.
Tanaka Tomomi was born in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan in 1983. She received her B.F.A.and M.F.A. from Aichi University. Her work has been included in many group shows all over the world and she's had solo exhibitions in Japan at Sokyo Gallery, Gallery Suki and Galleria Ceramics and in Paris at Yakimono Gallery. Her work is in the collection of the Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum and in the collection of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Kyoto