Collections

Museums

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Jan Ken Pon Kimono

2001

Size: 5.5' x 5' x 6"

Media: wire, silk, scissors, produce netting, nylon netting and handmade paper of rice paper, Japanese manga comics and candy wrappers.

Sold to: The Peabody Essex Museum — Salem, MA

Photo: George R. Young

 

Hospitals

Synapse Tapestry

2014

Albert Sherman Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School's Department of Neurology — Worcester, MA

(Photos of the collection of three tapestries created for this center)

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Warm and Cool Butterflies

Mayo Clinic's Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology — Rochester, MN.  2014

blog post/ process photos

 
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Thoughts of Spring

 Walnut Creek, CA. 2012

Commissioned by the John Muir Medical Center.

 
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Neuron Kimono

2008

Size: 63.5" x 46" x 3.5"

Media: wire, silk, produce netting, nylon netting and handmade paper of rice paper, plastic sushi grass, Japanese Manga comics, Japanese and Chinese food wrappers and recycled jewelry.

Boston Children’s Hospital Life Sciences Research Building. Pediatric Neurological Research Department — Boston, MA
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Photo: George R. Young

 

Sea, Land and Sky Kimonos

Main Lobby Atrium. Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara, CA. 2004.

 
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Persimmon and Grasshopper Ikebana

2006

Size: 2.5’ x 3.5’ x 5”

Media: silver plated wire, produce netting, kozo papers, mini shoyu bottle caps, Chinese preserved fruit wrappers, Japanese food wrappers, and Japanese manga comics, nylon tulle, cotton fabric and needlepoint netting.

Main Lobby Kaiser Permanente Hospital — Santa Clara, CA.

Photo: George R. Young

Other pieces: International Butterfly, Land, Sea, Sky Kimonos

 

Lily Blooms and Butterfly Ikebana

2006

Size: 2.5’ x 3.5’ x 5”

Media: silver plated wire, kozo papers, Chinese, Japanese and Russian food wrappers, and nylon tulle, cotton and silk fabrics, and needlepoint netting.

Main Lobby Kaiser Permanente Hospital — Santa Clara, CA.

Photo: George R. Young

 

 

Chrysanthemums and Dragonflies Ikebana

2006

Size: 2.5’ x 3.5’ x 5”

Media: silver plated wire, kozo papers, Chinese preserved fruit wrappers, Japanese food wrappers, Japanese manga comics, nylon tulle, cotton and silk fabrics and needlepoint netting.

Main Lobby Kaiser Permanente Hospita — Santa Clara, CA.

Photo: George R. Young

 

Boton Butterfly

2004

Size: 56" x 78" x 6"

Media: enameled wire, silk, nylon netting from Walker Bags of San Francisco, Japanese and Chinese food wrappers, produce netting, images from kimono collar box lid and cloth from vintage Japanese rice bags.

Permanent Collection, Children's Hospital Boston, MA.

Photo: George R. Young

 

Salty Lemon Spring Butterfly

2005

Size: 40" x 27" x 2"

Media: enameled wire, Chinese and Japanese food wrappers, kozo paper, mini plastic shoyu bottle caps and glass beads.

Permanent collection, Children's Hospital Boston at Waltham, MA.

A second version is in a private collection in Paris, France.

 
 

Individuals

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Tipping Bowls

Private collection: Emily Pottruck, San Francisco, CA

 
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Firework Kimono

Private collection: Emily Pottruck, San Francisco, CA

 

Butterfly Kimono

2005

Size: 36" x 18.5" x 6"

Media: enameled wire, silk, paper origami butterflies, produce netting, nylon netting scraps from Walker Bags of San Francisco, mini shoyu bottle caps, glass beads and handmade papers made of mulberry fiber, Japanese and Chinese food wrappers.

Private Collector through L'Attitude Gallery— Boston, MA

Ship to: Paris, France.

Photo: George R. Young

 

Frost and Fire Butterfly

2004

Size: 30" x 60" x 4"

Media: wire, silk produce netting, nylon netting, Japanese comics and Chinese and Japanese food wrappers.

Private collection: Jack Welch.

Photo: George R. Young