Seiju Toda- Koi in Hinoki Sculpted Wood Interior Pool
Inspired by performance art and by the power of “subtraction” to find absolute beauty, Seiju Toda created a series of 33 compositions called “Heian,” a term meaning peace and serenity. In a meticulous process that took several years, Toda both assembled the pieces using plain wood and living creatures - birds, fish, insects, reptiles - and directed the photography with careful consideration for the natural elements. The result is work of art unto itself; designed by the artist, printed on beautiful paper, intriguing, amusing, tranquil, pure. Seiju Toda, a leading art director and graphic designer in Japan, is a recognized artist with more than 20 solo exhibitions in the U.S. and Japan.