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Icon For About About Four steel tables and eight hand-carved granite spheres created by Japanese artist in Saltwell Park.


Hideo Furuta studied mathematics and physics in Tokyo before learning traditional Japanese methods of stone carving - which he still employs since coming to Britain in 1984. Rejecting power-tools, he uses chisels, exploiting natural fault lines in the stone and keeping carving to a minimum.

'Juxtaposition' is made up of a series of four steel tables and eight hand-carved granite spheres. Fascinated by the relationship between mathematics and Fine Art this work reflects this investigation. The tables and spheres are positioned by applying mathematical theories relating to 'transformation matrices'. The result creates a fascinating experience for the viewer to explore and investigate. Hideo has previously worked in Gateshead on the Riverside. 

Hideo was born in Hiroshima 1949 and now lives and works in Dumfries.


Saltwell Park

East Park Road



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