(1950 - 2010)
Mari Funaki was active/lived in Australia, Japan. Mari Funaki is known for Sculpture.
Biography Mari Funaki
The Japanese-born artist Mari Funaki established herself in Melbourne in 1979, initially studying painting at RMIT. The transformation to jewellery and object making came later with private tutorage from jeweler Viliama Grakalic. Funaki’s practice flourished when she enrolled in the Gold and Silversmithing course at RMIT in 1988.
It was during this time that Mari formed and developed the idea of ‘the container’ while on a visit to Japan. Funaki observed her nephew capture a beetle and together they examined it, “It was so beautiful and I held it in my hand and studied it, moving it around in my fingers…” Mari had re-discovered the three dimensional world. “I suddenly saw it so differently.&nbs
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