This is a unique artwork by Japanese artist Kazuhiko Tanaka. This couple is made of stone clay and painted in acrylics. Each character has a magnet in the feet for the sculpture to stand steadily on the metal plaque of 8 x 8 cm. The sculpture is part of a 2019 series of couples, Phantasy.
“Because architecture is such an essential part of our lives I think it must also contain our souls and I think my figures might be our soul mates. As an architect, I think that the common point shared between my architecture and my figures is the soul […] When I was walking in the city and observing al the people (who were just walking, talking and laughing) I realised that these were the beautiful moments in each of their lives. I was inspired by these images and in the train, on my way back home I was excited because this gave me new ideas for my next creatins. As a boy, I loved crafts and painting and then I became an architect. As I designed buildings and landscapes the scale of my works grew larger. However, now I have been creating much smaller pieces for a long time”.