Hiroyuki Tokutomi: Smooth Horn with Tail (Hiro)
In the past I have often wondered what it felt like being Gerald Murphy, close friend of Picasso when the artist made *that* leap forward, and Gerald "got it"? What it felt like to Jackson Pollack's agent when he first encountered those miraculous sprays of ink on canvas? At the risk of sounding far too self congratulatory, after looking at this masterpiece from Hiroyuki Tokutomi.. I think I have an inkling. Even with hindsight being 20/20, I still don't think that this jump was predictable. Of course Toku-san has worked with a katachi based architectural aesthetic. His use of plateau to initiate a sense of implied space has been brilliant. That being said, this is the first time that I have a clear cut sense of the material emerging from the void, logic arising from chaos (indeed, a brilliantly crafted pipe from the chunk that it originated). Some journeys have a myriad of beginnings.