Hand Forged Steel Organism No.199 by Junko Mori


A wax-coated, hand forged steel organism with dried plants (Nigella).

Dimensions: (H) 13 cm x (Diameter) 13 cm

Junko's work consists of multiples of individually forged steel and the subtle difference of each piece results from hand hammering. No piece is individually planned but becomes fully formed within the making and thinking process. Repeating little accidents, like the mutation of cells, the final accumulation of units emerges within the process of evolution. The uncontrollable beauty is the core of her concept.