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Do you know the Mauritius oil spill accident? on 25th July, the Japanese ship spilled 1,000 tons of oils out in total to their beautiful tropical ocean. They urgently need help to clean up oils. So at the current exhibition Unleashing summer, half of the sales profit of print edition of "lines" go towards the funding of Mauritius oil spill cleaning. You can also buy them directly from me.

 

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STATEMENT

My current research on three-dimensional forms explores the emerging chasm between nature, environment and man-kind in everyday life. We seem to ignore - or perhaps we do not recognise - that nature, environment and man-kind are intricately intertwined in the same moment. To discover it, we may need to look both at the surface and at the very depths of our internal, individual interpretation. We have to live with nature but also live in nature. The aim of my work is to question how we perceive nature in and through man-made structures and vice versa.

My previous work concentrated on working with natural materials which included biotic and abiotic components and man-made materials. In a collection of works, I focussed on the longevity of organic and man-made materials. The works are expected to change their form through growth and decay and also expected to be moved by wind, temperature and light. The central element of the works is flowing time.

The works have their own life: they slightly change, move, grow and decay themselves in every moment. It means that the work and its space only exists for you in that moment. I believe that the works have the potential to change the impression of a space through their transitions over time and their interactions with people.