Kokyu-Nage

Abstract art quilt of aikido throw

2010
14.5″ x 11″

Quilted artwork, pieced with embellishments including yarn and angelina fiber

Many throws  in the martial art of aikido are called “Kokyu Nage” or Breath of the Nage. This is because the success of the throw relies heavily upon the timing and movement of the person being attacked.This piece depicts a flow of incoming energy (in red) being accepted and redirected. 

 

Detail image – click to view larger:

Kokyu Nage, detail


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