2008年3月4日火曜日

携帯ストラップ「蛙」( Cellular phone strap "Frog" )


素材:象牙 長さ:2.5cm

 この作品は、7年ほど前に造られた物です。写真をご覧になれば分かるように、自身の携帯ストラップとして使用しております。私のようにヘンテコな職業の人間は、人と会う度に、どんな物を造っているのかと訊かれる事があまりにも多いので、そこでこのストラップをお見せする事となります。根付師は、作品自体がとても小さくて持ち歩きが簡単に出来てしまうので、自分の作品をその場で出して簡単に説明ができます。元来、使用される事を前提として造られるべき物ですし、他のジャンルと比べると、とても恵まれているのかもしれません。
 この作品は根付ではありませんが、間の抜けた可愛らしさに溢れていて、気に入っている物の一つです。7年間、ほぼ毎日酷使しているにもかかわらず、両目はしっかりと象眼されたまま輝いています。

Material: Ivory Length: 2.5cm

I made this Frog about 7 years ago. As in the picture, I made it to be used on my cellphone. Guy like me, doing such a strange job, often required from others to show what I am doing, so, I'll show it to explain my works to them. It is so lucky thing to the NETSUKE ARTISTS, that, we can show our works so easily. Primarily, it should be made for use, and, it's such a tiny work, what we can bring it always with us inside our pocket.
This work is not as a NETSUKE, but, I love his cute and innocent face. I've treated it so harshly, about 7 years almost everyday, but, his clear eyes are still firmly inlaid, and every time, gazing at me and asking something like this "Why are you so serious? "

6 件のコメント:

ford さんのコメント...

Hi Ataru,

I love this little fella, and I think that maybe it is a netsuke. Certainly it serves that function much better than many small carvings made today that claim to be netsuke.

You have sort of been test driving your own work to prove that they are suitable for the intended function.

regards, Ford

前田中 ( ATARU MAEDA ) さんのコメント...

Ford,
Thank you for your reply. Ok, he shall be called "KONETSUKE", little sized one. But, I rarely make it, and inside myself, I don't regard this type of work as a formal one. I have a self-opinionated rule at making NETSUKE, and I can not say it is always suitable, but, I will write it inside my Blog sooner or later. I'm interested in whether my opinions suit to you or not.

Thank you :-)

ford さんのコメント...

Hi Ataru, I look forward very much to hearing your thoughts. Perhaps you would be willing to post them on the new forum when I open it.

ki o tsuke,

Ford

前田中 ( ATARU MAEDA ) さんのコメント...

Good evening Ford,
Ok, I'm almost finishing my new piece, and I wanna put this fresh one into my blog. There, I'll write some dogmatic self-opinated rules. I'll also write some comments to your Blog when you would write your opinions as well. Sorry for keep you waiting ;-)

chotto matte ne,

Ataru

前田中 ( ATARU MAEDA ) さんのコメント...

Ford,
Oh, I've noticed your real intention. Conglatulations to your new forum. Maybe, It's rather better to be discussed on there, umm...

Following the iron brush
http://followingtheironbrush.org/index.php?sid=ac9c7b276ea86eb50ffe36f7dc8b1b91

ford さんのコメント...

I'm waiting to see you over there...demo, yukuri ne ;-)

mata