Chika’s passion for using bamboo started in 2017. Without much knowledge in preparing this material and through extensive research and experiments, she found her way to work with this living material. Chika stated, ‘bamboo is strong-willed in that it bounces back and it is difficult to tame.’ Working it required her to find a solid relationship with the plant.
This work invites viewers to reflect on the notion of initial formation. It’s universal to all creation. The space in the work suggest breath, and the capacity for growth. The delicate encapsulation provides boundary, safety, and embrace for the firmly woven seed within.
Materials: bamboo, waxed linen cord, thread and washi paper.
Size: Approx. W250 x L550 mm
Handcrafted in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Maker - Chika Kishimoto Lindsay