Susie Ibarra, Mako Fujimura collaboration
12 July 2009 Leave a comment
I watched this video with rapt attention. I was, honestly, skeptical it would be all that interesting at first, but it ended all too soon. Ibarra’s drumming reminds me a little of taiko here, and watching Fujimura paint in the tradition of nihonga was mesmerizing.
As I watched I also realized that such an event would be much less interesting with a ceramic artist next to Ibarra. The clay process is much different than painting, and even if a person were to finish the form of a pot or a sculpture the work isn’t past it’s teen years. More shaping and finishing will come as the clay turns leatherhard, firing, glazing, firing again . . .