Yukihiro Akama: Ki no ie at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Nadja Moncolova, Contributor
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Yukihiro Akama: Ki no ie at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, Until 29 May 2022, free entry - Visit now

Japanese designer maker Yukihiro Akama presents a collection of 16 original works at Yorkshire Sculpture Park including the largest piece he has made to date.

Akama creates beautifully intricate miniature wooden houses, each one carved from a single piece of wood. His works are driven by his architectural background, but also by the need to create physical objects himself.

Akama uses traditional Japanese tools, creating rough surfaces to sit against smooth, and finishing areas with a blow torch prior to polishing and oiling each piece. His inspirations come from vernacular architecture, stacks of old bricks, stones, clouds, and an array of naturally occurring sights.

Yukihiro Akama: Ki no ie at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

Until 29 May 2022
Free entry