山本 愛
山本 愛
  • born in 1985/ living in Shiga/ at YAMANAMI since 2004
    Ai Yamamoto recently found what she really could put her heart into; clay art. As soon as she arrives at YAMANAMI, she tells the staff that she needs some clay, rubbing her hands together. She makes statues of her fellow artists at YAMANAMI and of the staff members. First, she makes round flat base, which becomes a face, and then puts eyes, a nose, and a mouth on it. At the final stage of her creation, she makes numerous thin strings of clay, and carefully places them on the face to represent the hair. It is usually so thick that it covers the entire face.