I asked a craftsman to make a "panel work" using a "FUKURO-OBI" (a kimono belt that was once in the... Read More
I asked a craftsman to make a "panel work" using a "FUKURO-OBI" (a kimono belt that was once in the hands of a person but never used). I then send the data to artisans at a specialized printing company in Japan, and use a UV inkjet printer to create a material work with unevenness and texture. There is no physical work done by myself except for the "digital drawing".
A FUKURO-OBI, which reluctantly never served its original purpose as a garment, is turned into a panel work by a craftsman, and I am involved in the panel work only digitally, while the output is given a new life and form by a printing craftsman through an exchange of emails.
1."All Things of This World are Sufferings" 2."Life is Interdependent"
These are the two Buddhist ideas that pervade this work.