The ceramic sculptures of Hitomi Murakami tether humanity to nature in a way that appears both elegant and chilling. Her figures grow from vegetation and are consumed by it, exposed and writhing. Works such as “Land of Root,” in contrast, seem more connected to wonder.
The Osaka native, who attended Aichi Prefectural University of the Arts, has garnered several awards for her work. Among them: a 2012 Gallery Kukuni Musubi Award, several university honors, and a “Sculpture Section Excellence Award Winner” title at the Seto City Art Exhibition.
See more of Murakami’s work below.