This picture illustrates how “the shadow” of a horse runs up gradually. The entity of “shadow” insinuates also the dark history of Hiroshima, and by the form of galloping horse the artist intended to express as if it symbolized the image that people were marching forward while carrying along also the historical facts lying deep under our (Hiroshima’s) feet.
The picture is entirely composed of dotted patterns in the image of recycled paper of folded paper cranes.
Each dot signifies “the eternal rebirth of paper crane”, and into it is dedicated the prayer that the hope for peace may last forever without perishing.Then another concept of this work is “The light”.
With a background that, as seen in the festival of floating lanterns, the people of Hiroshima have always been living by snuggling up to “Light”, feeling hope and encouragement for the future through “Light”, the artist used the paint containing “Light” itself through fluorescent coating or luminescent paint, and dedicated wishes for “Peace” into the work as well.
The artist hopes that through this piece each visitor with bright eyes may give more than a passing thought to the not-so-distant future of 2045.
(Visitors should also search out the work's heart-shaped dots.)
Born in 1997 in Yamaguchi prefecture. Brought up in Virginia, USA, from 2000 to 2003. Currently studying at the later doctorate course of arts in the graduate school of Hiroshima City University. Since 2021, teaching assistant at the atelier of block print, Faculty of Arts, Hiroshima City University. Lately producing pictorial arts and silkscreens mainly on the subject of instantaneous phenomena like shadows. Principal exhibitions include: 45th Mitsubishi Corporation Art Gate Program (MC Forest, Tokyo, etc.); Art Room “Room of Sea”, Le Port Awashima, Kagawa, planned by Setouchi Art Collective in collaboration with TAMENTAI GALLERY/2020, etc.