Mastermind 2012 Honorable Mention: Valeria Yamamoto
Can you figure out why the big white cement blob is called "Rain"? At first glance, we couldn't either. Then we looked closely, and figured out that we were so busy admiring the smooth cement sculpture that we missed the representation of rain below it. The aluminum bars at the bottom look like rainfall, see?. That realization was the kind you get during a really great high from that medicinal stuff from Cali. Mind = blown.
Yamamoto, an artist with a killer last name, fell out of the womb in Buenos Aires and didn't come to Miami until 2001. She lived a steak-eating, leather-donning life as a graphic designer in B.A. until she came here and pursued her passion in sculpture.
Her website describes her work as "inspired by a study of organic forms found in the natural world, or as a reaction to her environment. Sometimes Yamamoto's abstract and ambiguous pieces seem to fuse the animal and plant kingdoms." After we perused (aka stalked her via) her Flickr photos, that description couldn't make more sense.
|Valeria Yamamoto via flikr|
Yamamoto's work is trippy, to say the least, and in no way is that a complaint.
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