Tadashi Sato (1923-2005)
Sea Anemone, 1984
Oil on Canvas
44 ½”H x 103 ½”W
Sea Anemone by TADASHI SATO (1923-2005) [lobby entrance hall] presents the viewer with an abstract interpretation of nature. Featuring a crescendo of sea anemones, it remains unclear if it depicts the progression of a single form at different times or several existing simultaneously at one point of time. This piece speaks to growth, change and transformation.
The forms at the top and bottom allude to portions of submerged rocks which arise as a common theme throughout much of Sato’s other work. The soft edged cellular forms hold painted light reflections with delicate black lines that charge the image, separating the scene into five zones. The line furthest to the right is the only one that reaches the full height of the canvas, suggesting a differentiation or definite quality to the cell at the far right end.