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What is this?

Length of digitally printed silk with layered pomegranate-like forms creating an abstract pattern of intersecting circles, in subtle shades of tan and taupe.

Why is this in our collection?

Virtual Fruit (2003) achieves a sense of movement through the randomization of pattern over extended lengths. The subtle tonal gradation and sense of transparency showcased in this textile typify the delicate aesthetic of Hitoshi Ujiie’s work, which is only possible with inkjet technology. While it is theoretically possible to print millions of colors with a four-color printing process, Ujiie uses inkjet technology to create precise, layered, dimensional effects and refined color blending. Ujiie is a textile designer, educator, and founder of the Center for Excellence of Digital Inkjet Printing at Philadelphia University. Ujiie’s work is an exploration of the aesthetic implications of digital inkjet... more

This is a textile from United States. It is dated 2003 and we acquired it in 2006. Gift of Hitoshi Ujiie.

Its medium is

medium: silk technique: digital inkjet printed with acid dyes label: silk, digital inkjet printed with acid dyes

Its dimensions are

H x W: 342.9 x 127 cm (135 x 50 in.)

This object was printed by Hitoshi Ujiie and designed by Hitoshi Ujiie

This object was donated by Hitoshi Ujiie

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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