ByMarlon McDonald, writer at
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Marlon McDonald

The work of Japanese sculptor Yoshitoshi Kanemaki is, I have to admit, baffling at first glance and greatly intimidating! The daunting nature of standing in front of a looming tree trunk and thinking to yourself "I'm going to turn this into art," and then creating pieces filled with such immense metaphor is reason enough to bow low in honor of such an incredible artist.

I've never seen artwork that so succinctly describes the mindset of a child or adolescent; the multitude of emotions they can go through in the blink of an eye, the excitement of youth and the never ceasing, circular desire to stay young and in awe of the world forever.

Check out how Kanemaki creates such thrilling art in the upcoming images...

What is it that this sculpture describes if not childhood or the mental state of a child? The multi-faceted nature of the ego, perhaps?

The pale tones of the sculpture's clothing and skin mirror that of the world surrounding her: humble, nondescript. The child like essence of the multiple emotions is what brings the color to the sculpture, akin to how children light up our otherwise grey and cold world with their impulsivity and unpredictable natures.

If you like what you see, make sure to check out Kanemaki's Behance page!

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