Hirotsune Tashima
Creative Concept: The works of Tashima are the figures enjoying what they like, such as surfing, traveling, sculpting. These are the things we feel preciousness, could be wealth, too. Inspired by the organizer and the title of the exhibition, sand is the opposite of gold. To find a small amount of gold, we have to wash huge amounts of sand……Our pleasure, excitement or desire maybe the same way - we have to go through much hardship and difficulties. After efforts of keep trying, we may finally reach the moment of gold. Tashima used banana to best represent himself because he is Japanese working in the United States and speaking English every day. (Yellow outside white inside).
Artist Biography

Hirotsune Tashima

Hirotsune Tashima has MFA from Alfred University, NY and BFA from Osaka University of Art. He has been teaching at Pima College in Tucson since 1999. He has received numerous grants which includes Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Tucson/Pima Arts Council and Japanese Government.
He held more than 27 solo exhibitions in various locations, including New York, Tokyo and Tucson Museum of Art. He was also commissioned to create public artworks.
His artworks were collected from numbers of private and public museums, including Auckland Museum, New Zealand; Barrick Museum, Nevada; Everson Museum of Art, New York; Jingdezhen Museum of Ceramics, China.

For more information about the artists and their work please contact the curator Caroline Cheng:macau2019@potteryworkshop.com.cn