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Japanese Kumiko Technique with Norman Pirollo


Wednesday, Feb 3

Creation of a Kumiko panel using small hand-shaped compo­nents. The Kumiko deco­ra­tive panel is in turn inte­grated into the door of a display case. Kumiko is a tradi­tional Japan­ese process of creat­ing intri­cate patterns or motifs used in furni­ture and inte­grated into walls and room dividers. The concept is to have light enter and exit through an intri­cately formed lattice while intro­duc­ing a series of small shadows to add intrigue to the opening. The effect is strik­ing and becomes a focal point of this display case.