Bended Beauty

Hanmo Hideaki (b. 1959), “Crossing R”, Madake and Nemagari bamboo, rattan, 48 x 45 x 15 cm. Private collection

Pliant yet strong, the bamboo has been the material of choice for creating basketry art of great beauty. May it also serve as a metaphor for the nimbleness and strength needed to see us through this difficult time.

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