LocationCowra Sculpture Park
Mediumstone - Japanese Pink Granite
CreditGift of the artist and Sculpture by the Sea 2010
Born in Oita, Japan in 1933, Takehiro Terada is a self-taught artist, commencing his career as a painter before moving into woodcarving. Since the 1970s he has produced large-scale sculptures using Mannari stone, a Japanese granite with a distinctive pale pink colour. Suton-Stone is an exemplar of Terada’s large-scale monolithic forms. With thick horizontal channels along the surface, these sculptures feature large cut blocks, removed and replaced in order to become a frame and stage for the sky and surrounding environment. Dealing with notions of immortality and timelessness, Terada draws on the unique quality of granite, an ancient rock formed from solidified magma, to represent the existence and origin of life. Time and nature become collaborators with the artists hand in the work, as the forms become more expressive with age and weathering.