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Ippodo Gallery

Sho Kishino
H36 x W33 x D20 cm
H14 1/4 x W13 x D8 in
Cypress (hinoki)


This delicately carved sculpture, made from Japanese Cypress (hinoki), shows a seated figure seemingly weighted down in deep thought. Faint markings and shadows create the impression of furrowed brows and closed lips, and the figure’s motionless hands hidden within their robe. The wood and square composition create a sense of solidity, strength, and the physicality of meditation.