Wood sculptor and arborist Ido Yoshimoto expresses a deep reverence for the natural world through his art and unique furniture. He lives on Inverness Ridge, where he grew up, surrounded by forest and a community of artists. His curiosity, interest in history and science, and arborist’s knowledge of soil, land, and tree growth inform his creativity.
Yoshimoto says, “I am working with local wood, which holds the memory of specific places and time, and I also hold memories of where many of these trees stood. Working to honor their lives, I feel my creations are like abstract epitaphs in a language constructed equally by myself and the wood.”
Saturday, April 9 Opening Reception:
- Artist Talks: 2 PM
- Courtyard Reception: 3 - 5 PM
Exhibition Dates: April 9 – June 5
Museum Hours: Friday, 1 - 5 PM, Saturday - Sunday, 12 - 5 PM
Admission to Bolinas Museum is always free. Learn more at bolinasmuseum.org.
[Image: IDO YOSHIMOTO, Uncle Burt’s Tree (detail), 2022, Eastern Black Walnut, Vacaville, Latitude 38.359075 / Longitude -122.001571, 31 x 2.5 inches, courtesy of the artist.]