Distant Memory by Atsuo Okamoto

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Japanese artist Atsuo Okamoto created “Distant Memory” in 2006 as part of the Minnesota Rocks!: International Stonecarver’s Symposium. The work features two large stones side by side, with the shape of the taller, black stone carved into the lower limestone piece. Okamoto then filled in the hole with paving stones from St. Paul.

Okamoto describes the work on his web site.

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One Response to “Distant Memory by Atsuo Okamoto”

  1. Atsuo Says:

    I’m Atsuo, I made these sculpture in 2006.
    Concerning “Stray cat”, it’s not perfect installation yet. I asked to the Public Art Saint Paul when I installed it that a base stone which is under a cat should be filled up soil till half. Of course a concrete base is buried under the ground. It’s more safety and natural.
    I don’t know why they haven’t done that yet.

    I hope Saint Paul city completes perfectly installing as soon as possible.

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