The artist Yoshihiro Suda was here recently to help install his beautiful painted wooden flowers. The flowers are stunning and actually look like they are real. The good news is that these flowers will last the entire length of the Phantoms of Asia exhibition. It takes nearly a month to make just one of these incredible pieces. Suda really enjoys challenging the viewer with his work so I challenge you to find this lovely morning glory in our galleries.
He also enjoys making leaves and weeds, some of which you can also find on display. He grew up working on his father’s farm and had to pull many weeds in his life, an activity which somehow inspired his art.
Suda told me a funny story of placing some of these weeds in another gallery setting: they were displayed out in the open, and to his horror when he returned the next day he discovered that the cleaning crew had thrown them away overnight. Thankfully our stellar staff are not likely to make such a mistake.
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