Nobuko Tsuchiya’s assemblages are primitive inventions. Antennae, rags, plastic tubing, and an old pair of shoes stand in for the workings of hi-tech equipment, their functions as obscure as some of the objects which compose them.
Tsuchiya creates her works by freely assembling familiar objects and scrap materials. When handled by the artist, these take on an entirely different look and role from their original purpose. Her works can have the appearance of experiments still in progress, or old, broken down robots that call up a mysterious nostalgia and familiarity, appealing to memories and senses shared universally by all people.