Child-Like Figures Carved Out of A Single Block Of Wood

These are child-like figures created by 31-year old Tokyo-based artist Moe Nakamura. Each of these sculptures are carved out of a single block of wood. The figures are under Nakamura’s latest exhibition entitled “Remember You”, and is currently on display at Gallery Tsubaki in Tokyo until September 7, 2019.

Each of the sculptures seem to portray a child-like figure in a costume or mask that they wear as if they were born with them. Most are the size of a child: between 2.5 and 3 ft. They are either propped up on pedestals or, in some cases, low to the ground and you must kneel to get up close. One piece, “Hour to the dawn,” stands out in its towering scale. At over 6 ft tall the sculpture, which depicts the classic prank of children trying to appear taller by standing on each other’s shoulders behind a screen, eclipses the height of most gallery visitors.

Each sculpture emanates an enigmatic aura that leaves a person either perplexed or amazed.

What are your thoughts on this one? Are they adorable? Are they creepy?

(Image Credit: Moe Nakamura/ Gallery Tsubaki)

Login to comment.

Email This Post to a Friend
"Child-Like Figures Carved Out of A Single Block Of Wood"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More