ON THE BLOG:
Plans for second summer of carving
March 7, 2014
By Anna Huntington, community arts coordinator for The Sculpture Project
We visited with Masayuki Nagase by Skype recently from his home in Berkeley. Yuki has been busy this winter working on hand-carved benches and pavers for San Francisco General Hospital's roof garden and a river reclamation project outside of Philadelphia. Yuki is looking forward to returning to Rapid City in late June and gave us some updates on his plans for Passage of Wind and Water this summer.
- The sculptor showed us his plaster models for the last three stones in the Badlands Tapestry Garden along Main Street. And surprise! He added the low stone bench outside of the spires that was not included in his original design. Can't wait to see how he plans to incorporate it.
- Yuki will begin carving in early July and a fun kickoff event is planned at Main Street Square July 6, 2 to 4 p.m. Yuki’s friend, Tadao Arimoto, a Pittsburgh-based wood artist, will hold a “Balancer Workshop” as part of the celebration.
- Yuki plans to work most weekdays through October, and will hold informal artist talks at Main Street Square most Thursdays at noon.
- Martin Rickert, Yuki's assistant last year, will not be in Rapid City this summer. But, Yuki will have assistance from Rausch Granite.