Artist: Kazumi Hoshino, Maine and Japan
Lobby, New Balance Student Recreation Center, Hilltop Road
Composition Elements, created of Peruvian granite, sits on a sculpted basalt base in a location where thousands of visitors to UMaine’s New Balance Student Recreation Center can enjoy it on a regular basis. The piece is part of the sculptor’s “Composition Series,” which uses the circle and ovoid forms to suggest harmony, with no beginning or end. Comments about and reviews of Hoshino’s work speak of undulating curves and unadorned surfaces and note that her forms evoke motherhood as a result of her sculpted encircling shapes. This sculpture, installed in 2017, was the third piece created through the Littlefield Gallery’s Sculptor-in-Residence Program. Hoshino’s work can be found both statewide and internationally. A 2018 piece by the artist, Bio Spheres, is located on the grounds of the UMaine Cooperative Extension Diagnostic and Research Laboratory, 17 Godfrey Drive, Orono.
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