“Nature never shows the same face, proof that nature is always alive. Nothing can transcend the beauty of nature created by necessity and that is the result of inevitability.” -Yoshioka Tokujin

2010 Feather

Yoshioka Tokujin (b. 1967, Saga, Japan) designed a snow installation for Issey Miyake in 1997, in which the natural phenomenon of snow — which, in itself, has no distinct shape or form, and which turns into water when it melts — was utilized as a symbol to convey the concept of the color white. To represent snow, Yoshioka uses feathers, which he sees as the lightest material available today.

Snow (2010), in a 15-meter wide space, recreates the randomly falling of snow on an even greater , more dynamic scale. In this work, a fan is directed at several hundred kilograms of fine feathers so that they drift through the air and slowly accumulate on the ground. This vision is a reflection of our memories of snow and is sure to elicit a renewed appreciation of nature, the beauty of which has the potential to surpass even the imagination.


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