message box HT473Y85
£110.00 PRODUCT CODE:HT473Y85
Message Box is Hiro’s response to the impact of environmental catastrophes on birds and animals. She attempts to give voice to these innocent victims through these objects. A space is made for a message or wish for connection with each other and the spirit of nature. This raku-fired lidded box is hand-built, and features a representation of an animal or bird in their natural habitat.
About this maker
Hiro was born in Fukushima, Japan. Due to her father’s work commitments, Hiro had a peripatetic childhood. The constants in her life were her grandmother and being close to nature. However, she was dismayed later on to find that the traditional old buildings from her childhood walks with her grandmother had been knocked down. Driven by sadness and nostalgia at the loss of her childhood environment/world in Japan, Hiro creates a link between the present and the past from her memories and imagination.