• Yuki Hayama

    (C21977) Offering Bowl with Ten Thousand Flowers

    Since ancient times, flowers have symbolized life. This offering bowl with a motif of'Ten Thousand Flowers' depicts lotuses that rise from the mud, but which cannot be tainted by it. A lotus seed buried in the mud in the Jomon period (more than 2,000 years ago) has awoken in modern Japan to produce an offering bowl embellished with highly fragrant flowers. Seasonal Japanese flowers are drawn on this offering bowl, along with Jomon lotuses, to celebrate life-as beautiful and as strong as it is.

  • Yuki Hayama

    Goddess of the Moon

    Based on the view of the cosmos held by ancient people; a myriad of myths passed down in different regions. The "Goddess of the Moon" is another work of art inspired by such ancient myths. It was crafted by combining the Chinese legend of Chang'e Benyue and Artemis from Greek mythology in an endeavor to express the hidden beauty in these myths. The "Goddess of the Moon" is the result of adding modern inspiration to the rich ancient world of imagination.

  • Yuki Hayama

    Perfume Bottle: Gift of the Nile II

    Perfume bottles have a long history. The oldest manufacturer discovered dates back to around 1850 BC in Greece. Perfume bottles were originally used for religious and medical applications. On this bottle, I painted the mysterious landscape of ancient Egypt using deep cobalt blue and gold paints. In addition to Tutankhamun and Ankhesenamun, I also drew the portrait of Isis, the wife of Osiris and mother of Horus, in the background.