In the Cage 2019
This piece is called “In the cage”.
Sometime, we feel like we are in the cage. We feel like there would be no way out. That is when we feel like we are one the edge, but if we look carefully, there is no lock. The lock we thought there was restricting us to act the way we want, was not there, but instead, the lock was our mind that we thought we were locked. It is up to us, if we figure out the way to go out of the cage. Budgerigar is looking us from outside of the cage. “Do you want to be in the cage? Did you know there is a way out, if you want?”
Note: The text above was written by the Artist. No modification was made by COCA.
Hirotsune Tashima has MFA from Alfred University, NY and BFA from Osaka University of Art. He has been teaching at Pima College in Tucson since 1999. He has received numerous grants which includes Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Tucson/Pima Arts Council, Phoenix Art Museum, Rotary International and Japanese Government.
He held more than 27 solo exhibitions in various locations include NY, Tokyo and Tucson Museum of Art. He was invited or juried to participate in more than 180 group exhibitions which includes “Asian American Ceramics” at Kentucky Museum of Art and Design, KY, “Ceramic National” at Everson Museum of Art, NY, “Oregon Biennial” at Portland Art Museum, OR, “Immigrant Experience” at Fuller Museum, MA, “Clay National” by National Council on Education for the Ceramic Art at Barrick Museum, NV, “Fletcher Challenge Ceramic Award” at Auckland Art Museum, New Zealand and “Contemporary Art Competition “at Taro Okamoto Museum in Japan to name a few.