Crowning Glory

at

24586239436_6f715cc5dc_b24244630309_8e11f0fa99_b 24316857320_f54c0df4a1_b24316860240_df956a2b0a_b 24612383105_664f307b45_b 24612386885_78321f05b0_b

The extraordinarily delicate, becrowned porcelain skulls of Japanese artist Katsuyo Aoki. To wit:

…symbols representing power and glory, as well as the weight of responsibility. The crown takes on a variety of forms and context in Aoki’s exhibition throughout. As religious icons, they appear as a symbol of holy righteousness, but when placed on top of a skull, become a possible warning about the repercussions of the wearer’s reign.

The skulls are part of Dark Glove – an exhibition of Aoki’s work at Jason Jacques Gallery in New York which, if you’re in the neighbourhood, continues until February 21.

hifructose

Sponsored Link

1 thought on “Crowning Glory

Comments are closed.

Sponsored Link
Broadsheet.ie