Tomaki Orikasa
Tomaki Orikasa

My creative desire is to capture and put into 3 dimensional form my transient flashes of inspiration. I use various styles intentionally to describe emotion and messages of the vision I wish to portray. I attempt to emphasize what is most essential to me in each piece. Then, I give form to it in the most appropriate style and medium, then transfer it to more permanent medium such as bronze. I don’t feel comfortable with any one particular style. I feel I would be contained by that and unable to communicate properly with viewer. The most important thing to me is to have the freedom of my own tone with a particular subject and not to be restricted by previous expression or predetermined approach. The art I create is as much a part of discovery in craftsmanship as it is to explore the extent of my subject.

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We have had the blessing of Tomaki’s talent at our fingertips since the turn on the century! I remember training him early on in our beginning stages of The Crucible and immediately (no exaggeration) he went above and beyond expectations on every level, and then some! From molding to casting and anything in between, Tomaki has found “a way”! Being in this business for well over 35+ years, I can easily say he is one of the most gifted foundry men on planet earth, I have no problem stating that….His work for others as well as for his own creations is always impeccable! Thanks Tomaki for your years of loyalty and irreplaceable service…Foundry Salute!

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