Gerard Tsutakawa’s designs are a confluence of the cultures and traditions of the Pacific Rim.
Gerard grew up with a rich heritage of Japanese design creativity and sensibility combined with a lifetime spent in the Pacific Northwest’s beautiful natural environment. In addition, exposure to the esthetics of cultures around the Pacific Rim instilled a humanistic approach to his creative process.
He gathers images as bold as a Tongan war club or as sensitive as folded origami paper and creates a subliminal integration as a new art form.
His first sculpture commission, for a Children’s Park, initiated a theme of approachability and interaction which continued as a foundation for his future designs.
The iconic “MITT” sculpture, created in 1999, blended both whimsy and baseball history for the Seattle Mariners Stadium. The public is invited to be a part of the artwork. It is designed as an approachable and accessible creation for the public to enjoy.