Push Me Pull You (featuring works by Keiichi Sumi)
‘Push Me Pull You’ is an inspiring photo anthology featuring the work of artist Keiichi Sumi, including works collected and owned by Tortoise owner and Hasami Porcelain designer, Taku Shinomoto, over the course of 10 years. This commemorative collection contains over 70 original pieces that should spark the imagination and the heart of your inner child. Text in both English and Japanese.
Limited edition art book published by Tortoise co-owner, Taku Shinomoto.
Working in Tokyo, out of a former print shop that is now his atelier, artist Keiichi Sumi rescues inanimate objects in their natural habitats for future re-imagination. Sumi breaks down objects to their most essential parts until their meaning is similarly disassembled. He removes the dirt, color, and design of each surface, then resets the pieces to create new life and meaning. Objects once separate in time and place experience rebirth and an unexpected symbiosis to give viewers a new perspective and insight into the object’s original intention. Book self-published by Tortoise in 2017.
8.5” x 12”