Mixed emotions, a look at sculptor Yoshitoshi Kanemaki
These sculptures by Yoshitoshi Kanemaki accurately depict the feeling of being overwhelmed with emotions. Each day that goes by more good and bad things happens within the world. Navigating the emotions we feel toward these events can be difficult. Japanese artist Yoshitoshi Kanemaki has found the perfect way of representing this feeling in a physical forum.
“We live from day to day with contradictions that do not yield any answers and conflicting emotions and pretend to be unaware of them, “I would like you to take a look into the depths of your heart.” – Yoshitoshi Kanemaki (Via Hifructose)
His large sculptures are made entirely of wood each carved out of a large wooden block to start. Layer after layer of wood is carved away until we reach the final result of a detailed subject. Each work is surreal with duplicating limbs, faces, and even entire bodies. The multiple faces play an important role in showcasing various emotions of happiness, anger, sadness, and more. Each work could be playful or even haunting, it all depends on the angle you view it from.
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