Organism; pinecone by Junko Mori

The assembling of forged and cast metal is the key to Junko Mori’s work, whether mild steel or almost pure silver.


Forged mild steel, wax-coated with dried plants
Height: 15 cm; diameter: 15 cm
Art Fund grant:
£855 ( Total: £855)
Acquired in:
Adrian Sassoon

Her observations of tree and plant matter are the driving force behind many of her sculptures which vary in scale from small objects in precious metal through to massive welded steel works of art. Presented by the Art Fund and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.


The artist.

Venue details

Oriental Museum Durham University, Elvet Hill, DURHAM County Durham DH1 3TH 0191 334 5694

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £1.50)

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