This meticulously carved wooden sculpture captures the essence of a potted geranium. Water no longer flows through the logged lindenwood. Dried and treated, the lindenwood functions as a vehicle for preserving the un-preservable: the fuzzy leaves and delicate flowers of a geranium. Yoshimura described his work as creating the “ghost” of an object, and the white, unfinished lindenwood gives his sculpture a decidedly ghostly pallor. Born in Japan, Fumio Yoshimura taught sculpture at Dartmouth from 1981 until 1993.
From the 2023 exhibition Liquidity: Art, Commodities, and Water, curated by Michael Hartman, Jonathan Little Cohen Associate Curator of American Art
WRIT 5, Expository Writing, William Craig, Winter 2014
A Space for Dialogue 1, Amelia Kahl, Class of 2001, Curatorial/Programming Assistant, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 11-December 8, 2001.
In Residence: Contemporary Art at Dartmouth, Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 18-July 6, 2014.
Liquidity: Art, Commodities, and Water, Israel Sack Gallery and the Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 29, 2023-June 16, 2024.
Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 26,2009-March 15, 2010.
Brian P. Kennedy and Emily Shubert Burke, Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2009, p.121, no.96.
Michael R. Taylor and Gerald Auten, In Residence: Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2013, ill. p. 94 , no. 83
The artist, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 1999.
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