Satoshi Fujinuma, video

It was a real pleasure working with fellow ITE resident Satoshi Fujinuma. You can see from the amount of detail in his work that Satoshi is a highly disciplined artist. It is hard to believe that he starts with large, rough pieces of wood and ends up with such delicate, intricately carved objects.

One of the benefits of a 2 month long residency was that I had more time than usual to get to know the artist and his work before we started to tape. He told me how important nature was to him, especially when viewed up close and even in the micro. I thought that going to Fairmount Park would be a place that Satoshi would feel comfortable and that he would also have examples on hand to show us how nature influences his work. I also thought he might enjoy visiting the bridge designed by Martin Puryear.

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