4th Day of Christmas: Collecting Yoshimi Hayashi's Japanese Tradition

By Gregory Disney-Britton
Gregory Disney-Britton in his Indianapolis living room holding up Yoshimi Hayashi's "Untitled" 2002; Edition of 45
On the 4th Day of Christmas,  my true love gave to me, a limited-edition print by Yoshimi Hayashi. Born in Japan in 1971, today, he is an installation and performance artist. As a teen, he returned to Japan to study ceramics and apprenticed with world-class ceramic sculptor Hiroshi Ikehata. He earned an MFA from The University of New Mexico and joined the Art Department at MiraCosta College in 2001 to teach ceramics and sculpture. Today's gift is from Exquisite Corpse, a suite of eighteen lithographs by visiting artists at the Tamarind Institute.
During his time at Tamarind in 2002, he created two editions, A Measure of You and Me and Offer You my Heaven in which he created emotive compositions of text, form, and color.
Yoshimi Hayashi's "Untitled" 2002 (02-318); Lithograph; Collaborating Printer: Erin Maurelli and Valle Baranda-Ferrero; Edition of 45
"I'mmigration" (installation)2017 works on paperArt Rally: KoumiKoumi Kougen Museum, Japan
Tenmoku glazed pot
Detail of "X marks no spot" "Shinbism" exhibition at Tomi Museum, Japan.