Both artists work more by instinct than scientific rule, and neither falls in easily with the established communities that might otherwise welcome them: ikebana floral arrangement or studio pottery. Silverman, seeking a metaphor to describe his own approach, cited the learning pattern of natural athletes and self-taught musicians, who learn from experience rather than established canons or schools. The same could easily be said of Oda, whose gentle form of creativity is, in its own context, completely avant-garde.
Essay by Glenn Adamson. Photography by Shuji Yoshida and Joshua White. Edited and Designed by Tamotsu Yagi
Published by August Editions,
160 pgs, 20.32 × 25.4 cm, Hardcover, 2015