Cazenovia College will participate in the upcoming International Sculpture Day on April 24, featuring the work of Tadashi Hashimoto, “Grounding Sky,” on display in the Sculpture Court at Reisman Hall, located at 6 Sullivan St. in Cazenovia. photo courtesy Cazenovia College.
Cazenovia College will participate in the upcoming International Sculpture Day on April 24, featuring the work of Tadashi Hashimoto, “Grounding Sky,” on display in the Sculpture Court at Reisman Hall, located at 6 Sullivan St. in Cazenovia.
Members of the community are encouraged to view Tadashi Hashimoto’s sculpture featuring geometric forms to bring about the articulation of gravity, motion, space and light. He paints various sides of the geometrically ordered rectangles in tones of blue, reminiscent of the sky. The sculpture’s angles and spaces capture a variety of light and shadow situations, enclosed and exposed.
Hashimoto augments spatial and surface relationships, creating interactive tonalities of blue reflecting throughout and beyond the sculpture. He sees this outdoor sculpture as a conductor for sunlight with the blues of many surfaces creating a connection to the sky and to the implication of the Earth and existence.
“My direction in sculpture is to visualize and create a space that is evocative of a cosmic perspective, one nevertheless gained by meditating on the world around me,” he said. “These sculptures, ranging in size from maquettes to site-specific outdoor works, employ the familiar qualities of wood, stone or steel, yet the sculptural dynamics suggest mysterious unseen forces at play.”
For more information about Tadashi Hashimoto, visit his website at tadashihashimoto.com.
International Sculpture Day is an annual celebration held worldwide to further the mission of the International Sculpture Center, which is to advance the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society. For more information, visit sculpture.org/isday.
Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia Republican and Eagle Bulletin newspapers.