The Japanese artist Masami Yamamoto realizes incredible works of realism. They are not photographs of lingerie or clothes on the floor, but ceramic sculptures, made with a perfectly mastered technique. To do this, she observes old clothes or objects and tries to memorize the spirit of the owner, and his or her traces. « By using the plasticity of clay, I try to reproduce the softness of clothes. Through the firing process, the clay is hardened and keeps the image of the object. It becomes a memory medium. I have the feeling that the presence of the previous owner and my time are mixed together », she explains. Yamamoto feels her works like “poetic memories of our absolute loneliness and the joys and sorrows of our daily life”.

To learn more, visit the artist’s website.