|Saya Yamagishi Plant Collecting, 2014-16, Japanese lacquer: Magnolia ovobata, lacquer,
in makie and inlay, with gold, silver, charcoal, various shell, and eggshell
Akenoteppo, Inamakura, Hatakoori, Hohotsumekusa, Monkichoshion. These strange names are the names of imaginary plants that Saya Yamagishi (b. 1981) has created. Small objects shaped like flowers, fruits and seeds are hand-carved from magnolia wood and are decorated by traditional Japanese lacquer techniques, with gold, silver, various shell and eggshell. Please enjoy her plant collection of fantasy, materialized by centuries-old yet brilliant techniques.