Working with a small group of assistants from his studio in Shanghai, China, Masayuki Koorida uses stone as his primary medium to create large-scale, technically ambitious projects. The transformative practice of his work is largely achieved by hand carving and polishing. Existence, a five-part granite sculpture, is an archetypal project for Koorida. The piece was sited specifically by the artist during his visit to Meijer Gardens.
Masayuki Koorida. Existence, 2013. Granite, dimensions variable. The Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Acquisition © Masayuki Koorida.