Life-sized sculptures that make whispers and hushed tones seem the only appropriate way to speak when looking at them.
Inspired by Japanese folklore, myths and dreams, Yoshimasa Tsuchiya carves each sculpture from wood then adds plaster and paint during the finishing process. Tsuchiya holds a Doctor of Fine Arts degree in Conservation, Classical Technique.
The image above shows raw wood blocks with drawings pinned to them, waiting to be cut with power tools. The same blocks of wood pictured below, now shaped, joined together and in the process of receiving hand-carved details.
The finished sculpture. Shhhhh. . .