GRANDFATHER'S ENVELOPES by Fugii Sakuko
Ojiichanno no Futau Publishing Project, 2007, First edition, 111 pp., 6" X8 1/2", Softcover
From age eighty until his death, fifteen years later, Kouzaki Hiromu spent his days folding, cutting and gluing small fragments of paper. He said he was making envelopes, and certainly that is what he created, simple envelopes. Yet, these works of paper are so much more than a group of small utilitarian objects. What Kouzaki Hiromu produced is profound and a unique artistic achievement. These envelopes are insightful investigations into the most basic elements of visual language. English/Japanese.