Join us for this lunch time talk with FWM Director of Studio Operations, Nami Yamamoto, as she unpacks the 2015 residency of Richard Tuttle. Prior to his residency during a visit to Japan, Tuttle saw many people wearing identical kimonos at a local summer festival which inspired him to produce Extraordinary—an edition of kimonos available for sale in the FWM Shop.
Yamamoto will tell personal stories and share insights into the chusen dye process used to create the graphic motif. With examples of paper stencils, sketches, and other ephemera from Richard Tuttle’s residency at-hand, hear how the summer kimonos were ultimately hand sewn by Master Kimono Maker Tsuyo Onodera and her team at the Sendai Kimono Making/Training School.
Light Japanese refreshments will be served.