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For more details contact
Hitori Nakayama
Tel/Fax: +60-4-890 1091

Katsusmi Mukai
Oct-Nov 2005

Local Chinese Daily
15 October 2005

Local Chinese Daily
22 October 2005

The Star, Mail
22 October 2005
Take Two

The Star, Metro
30 October 2005
Wood of art
Mukai-San, you are not alone
by Ng Su-ann

Nichima Press
1 November 2005

The Star, Metro
7 November 2005
Souvenir joy for two volunteers

New Straits Times
14 November 2005
Tree creation unvieled
by Himanshu Bhatt





About the sculptor

Wood artist Katsusmi Mukai visited Penang for two months to create a towering outdoor sculpture for the Komtar landscape. He volunteered to work in Penang to support his long-time friend, Nakayama, who dreams of turning the "Pearl of the Orient" into a unique island of sculptures.

During the two months, Penang residents were not only welcomed to watch the sculptor work at the foot of the Komtar, but they were also invited to participate in helping Mukai to sculpt the wood.

This public participatory process has been a key to Mukai's art. Penang Development Corporation Setia Urus Sdn Bhd has become the first company to support the Sculpture Island Project by providing, among others, a site to place Mukai's sculpture.

Famous for his work for the past quarter of a century, Mukai's works could be found in Japan, Korea, France, Germany, and the United States.



© 2006 Lestari Heritage Network

A project by Lestari Heritage Network
incorporating the Asia & West Pacific Network for Urban Conservation (AWPNUC)
Designed by Adrian Cheah, Neo Sentuhan Sdn Bhd