Posted in April 2012

Continuation to How people perceive Mokume gane

Continuation to How people perceive Mokume gane

   Here is continuation to the result of interviewing (How people feel when they look at (my)Mokume gane)           Lake Wai-O-Tapu/ Hot springs: 2 Paua Volcanic craters Oil in water: 3 Maori Tiki: 2 Rain drops: 2 Eyes of frogs Bacteria multiplying Stars at fuzzy night Something like Japanese Bubbles from boiled water Paint … Continue reading

How do people perceive Mokume gane?

As I posted about Mokume gane before (title; Mokume gane), I have been practicing Mokume gane at my studio.  Experiencing and experimenting in Mokume gane is significant but at the same time, I believe that I need to know how people in New Zealand perceive Mokume gane as well.  Because of the fact that Mokume gane does not … Continue reading

Mokume gane

Mokume gane

Image from Wikipedia,  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mokume-gane After some experiments with metal such as reticulation and granulation to express a flow which shows movement at all times, I found out Mokume gane is more appropriate than others. Mokume gane is one of the metalsmith skills which was invented from swordsmithing around 1650s in Japan.  However,  the technique was suddenly decayed … Continue reading