LINDA YAMAMOTO
Lecturer
Office Room 122 / linyam@hawaii.edu
RESEARCH INTEREST – sculpture

Linda’s statement about her work Life Lessons (above right):

Life Lessons is a cross between Grimms’ Fairy Tales, Hieronymus Bosch, Sigmund Freud, the Buddhist ink paintings of Abbot Toba, and my own life experience. I had originally envisioned the frogs to all be teachers or mentors, but as the work developed I began to see them as a part of a broader spectrum. A few of them are teachers and mentors but then there are their guests who are friends, friends of friends, acquaintances, the hang-arounders, and the uninvited. The baby is witnessing various acts and behaviors far beyond its ability to fully grasp and yet will process this information in a way that shapes its future reality. It is the beginning of a longer story, and I don’t know how it ends just yet. But it seems to me that it’s probably not a good idea to leave your baby alone with a bunch of frogs as they tend to be capricious, rowdy, lacking in good manners and common sense.

COURSES TAUGHT
ART 116 (Introduction to 3D Composition)
ART 254 (Sculpture – Metal Casting)
ART 352 (Kinetic Sculpture)
ART 356 (Sculpture – Metal Fabrication)

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