Commissioned by Henry Segerstrom in 1991, Utsurohi 91 by Aiko Miyawaki consists of a series of 12 ten-foot columns set in an elliptical configuration with chromium-plated steel “threads” intertwining in graceful patterns from the top of each column. On the interior surface of each column, a small stone rectangle displays a glossy relief image of one of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac. In this quiet piece there is a hint of the poetic states of the moods of nature.
As one of Japan’s leading artists, Aiko's sweeping modern wire sculptures are spread throughout the world.
Located on a grassy rectangle adjacent to Plaza Tower on Anton Boulevard and the Avenue of the Arts, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, near the entrance to Samueli Theater.