Transparent grey and pink glass vase with engraving of cherry blossom pattern
Sakura, 2016

Kyoto: Sakura


Sakura is part of the Kyoto Collection, a series of work is inspired by a visit to Japan in the Spring of 2015, with imagery taken from natural forms, temples and textile designs encountered in the city of Kyoto.

'Sakura' means cherry blossom in Japanese, and the engraving on the interior of the piece echoes both the shape of the branches of the cherry blossom trees, and traditional representations of sakura in ink drawings and scrolls.