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