Sisko Gallery, Seattle Washington

Nina Akamu

Currently living and working in New York State, Nina is best known for two fantastic public projects. The first is “Il Cavallo,” which was the culmination of a project conceived by Leonardo da Vinci more than 500 years before. It is a 24' bronze sculpture of a war horse dedicated in 1999 in Milan, Italy. It is the largest and most famous bronze horse sculpture in the world. The second work is the 14’ tall centerpiece “The Golden Cranes” for the National Japanese American Memorial to patriotism which was placed 600 yards from the Capital in Washington DC.

Nina has a powerful and recognizable style which combines a command of form, structure and gesture with a stylish, delicate and economical use of detail.