When I leave Denmark for Japan, I almost always reach Copenhagen airport
one hour earlier. then, I walk up and down twice the tooling gate of 30m
in front of the porcelain mural at Pier B in the International Terminal
so that I can see 6 murals (each height 3m x width 5m) of the light in
platina by Ms.Lin Utzon titled "Scandinavian light" and fired
in Royal Copenhagen to be staged in a space after long meditation.
Lin, the daughter of the brilliant architect Jorn Utzon widely knowns as the designer of the Sydney Opera House, the symbol of Australia, has risen to No.1 contemporary artist in the field of porcelain and ceramic arts not less popular than her father with her creative instincts rather than riding on the reputation of him.
One day in July. I visited her creative spot in Helsingor by a car of her son who had just returned from Australia. 5 columns ( each diameter 1.5m x height 10m ) standing up in the sky stares at Kronborg Castle. Lin in overall Jeans and her staffs are skillfully working on the countless triangle tiles. She smiled at me who was busy taking a snap, with her fingers creating an art precisely as if they had touched the keys of the piano.
In her studio in Helsingor, her dazzling platina ware and design art of approximately No.200 size are displayed casually and closely. "takuma, do you like this painting? Would you like to take it to Japan?" Listening to her playing a piano with her long and slender fingers and her blond hair swinging, and talking about Australia, night has fallen with a group of yacht cruising in the Oresund Straits before we are aware of it.