Maile Yawata


ceramics & mixed media

               
                  Boys in Space, stoneware, casein paint, 14" x 12" x 14"

Artist's Statement

My artwork often deals with psychological edginess through narrative portraiture. I'm interested

in everyday folks whose faces become iconic expressions of certain states of mind or emotions.

They are local (multi-cultural) and Asian faces which may resemble, in part, my self, people 

I know, strangers I have stared at, or the Buddha. They morph into cartoon people rather than 

real ones. I don't use photos while working but often make rough sketches prior or use existing

portraits of characters I have imagined, drawn and painted. The narrative comes from the lives 

of friends, family foibles, the news, books, cultural conflicts, my imagination, etc.     


Something Screwy, stoneware, wire, paper clay, 15" x 8" x 6"

Boy Soldier, stoneware, casein, 12" x 5" x 5"


Goldie 2, stoneware, plexiglas, rubber fish, 6" x 9" x 5"

 
     
                

CONTACT

CONTACT:
Maile Yawata
mmyawata@gmail.com
www.cedarstreetgalleries         

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