Yoshitomo Saito, millionyearseeds, bronze, 2011-2021.  © Yoshitomo Saito

Of Sky and Ground: Yoshitomo Saito

Yoshitomo Saito’s cast bronze works capture and celebrate the elegant lines and subtle details of nature.

July 24 – Nov. 28, 2021

Freyer – Newman Center

From smaller seed pods to the arch of a branch, his compositions reinterpret organic forms to encourage contemplation. His dedication to craftsmanship is evident in each work as a tribute to the beauty found in the environment.


About the Artist

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Saito studied at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and later earned an MFA in sculpture from the California College of the Arts in Oakland, California. His sculpture can be found in many prestigious collections, including the Asian Art Museum, de Young Museum, and the Oakland Museum of California.


This exhibition is organized in collaboration with William Havu Gallery, Denver. 

Meet the Artist: Yoshitomo Saito


Yoshitomo Saito Art Installation Time-Lapse

In the News

In the News

The Denver Post, Oct. 4, 2021
The big potential of tiny things: Yoshitomo Saito’s bronzes recognize the romance of nature without glorifying it

Art & Object, Nov. 10, 2021
Ana María Hernando & Yoshitomo Saito Exhibitions Inspire Comparison


Casting Nature: The Process of Yoshitomo Saito blog post

I like the fact that bronze can look like stone, mineral, wood, fabric or plastic. It can become something else. 
- Yoshitomo Saito

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