spectroscopy - dark spectrum
The White, Tokyo
photo ; Ikuhisa Sawada
「分光法 - 闇のスペクトル」
" spectroscopy - dark spectrum "
Installation ; The White, Tokyo 2017
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.
"Hollow water (’15)” created along the river in Mt.Tsukuba, "Light spectrum" appeared when the sunlight shined on the artwork.
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.
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).