by Annie Churdar in New Art on Saturday 2 March 2013

West meets East in these incredible bamboo sculptures by Tetsunori Kawana. Each huge structure in the Denver Botanic Garden is elegantly curved and winding. They were constructed by a painstaking process of splitting and bending each piece of bamboo. The installation is a growing changing thing. Though the bamboo is no longer living, it changes with the seasons, age, and weather. A gradual shift occurs as is begins drying out and changing color. Kawana’s attempt at recreating and manipulating nature is a fascinating concept