分光法

 

spectroscopy - dark spectrum

 The White

Tokyo

2017

photo ; Ikuhisa Sawada

 

 

  Installation views

The glassware is made by glassblowing and is inspired by Zushigame, a type of pottery used on a small island in Okinawa.
Water slowly leaks out onto the pedestal from a crack made in the lower part of the glassware and, when light hits, a prism is formed.

In "Hollow water (2016)", created along the river of Mt. Tsukuba,  a "light spectrum" was appeared.
Knowing that this phenomenon is the principle of the "light spectrum" that Goethe explains in "Theory of  colours", I decided to explore the opposite "dark spectrum".

Through the creation of "spectroscopy-dark spectrum", I learned that beautiful colours exist even in closed darkness.

 

* Zushigame

A decorated urn used to store the bones of one's ancestors.
I saw it at the Okinawa Folklore Museum.

It stored the bones of a married couple together in one urn. (replica)