What appears to be an ordinary stone opens to reveal a magically colorful and patterned interior where personal treasures can be kept. Yoko Zeltserman-Miyaji has coated the exterior of this small, hand-carved, wooden container, with layers of hand mixed and pigmented, leather-like, mottled black and glossy red urushi. Inside, the artist has applied urushi in dusky purple, black and bright salmon before polishing it to a smooth finish and sealing with clear urushi.
Wood, pigmented urushi, clear urushi
5” x 3 1/4” x 1 3/4”