OASIS – a puddle in the asphalt city –
Zempukuji pond, located in a residential area, reminds me of an oasis in a desert.
Around the pond, you may see the illusion that human beings, birds, dogs and insects together are taking a rest from their struggle for existence in the severe urban environment.
It is miracule to keep this situation now. Because the natural water source of the pond has depleted already, and many residences have approach around the pond.
3 octagons repeat like ripple of water. Inner glass one has images of various creature taken around this pond. Outer mirror one has images of animals in real oasis, those are overlapped with inner images like the illusion.
photo images, mirror, glass, acrylic board, lumber, furniture
L.83cm, W.83cm, H.87cm, dimension variable
Zempukuji park / Tokyo
[TROLLS IN THE PARK 2008] international open air exhibition