Crows were Hibakusha Too; Barry CLEAVIN; 2015; 1346

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The Suter Te Aratoi O Whakatū

Name/Title

Crows were Hibakusha Too

About this object

A red ink half-circle print featuring a flock of crows flying north-east. The shape and colour of the print refers to the 'rising sun' motif, which features on the national flag of Japan: from a series inspired by a trip that the artist took to Japan in the late 1990s where he learned about the 'karas' or crows that survived the Hiroshima bombings in 1945. 'Hibakusha' is a term that refers to the survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki attacks.

Maker

Barry CLEAVIN

Date Made

1998

Date Made

2015

Medium and Materials

Etching and aquatint on Hahnemühle paper

Place Made

Portobello

Subject and Association Keywords

Animals/Birds

Subject and Association Keywords

Japan

Subject and Association Description

Cleavin travelled to Japan in the 1990s on an artist exchange. He became interested in the crows (karas) that survived the Hiroshima atomic bombing in 1945: 'Hibakusha' is a term that refers to the survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. The shape and colour of the print refers to the 'rising sun' motif, which features on the national flag of Japan.

Collection

Dame Ann and John Hercus

Credit Line

Gifted by Ann and John Hercus in 2015

Object Type

Print

Object number

1346

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Animals
Birds

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