Artist Concon Sakura
Sculpture & Installation
Not for sale
ABOUT THE WORK
Material: Paper,Digital technology,string
1. Appreciation method The picture forest suspended from this ceiling can be freely accessed from anywhere.The viewers can enter from the... Read More
1. Appreciation method
The picture forest suspended from this ceiling can be freely accessed from anywhere.
The viewers can enter from the first picture into the world of story that they choose.
They encounter some pictures, imagine their own story and leave the forest of pictures.
You can see the pictures in any order.
The viewers who entered the forest can be feed from the rules of arts viewing.
They participate and enjoy to explore the forest of picture.
Sometimes the story will be completed with just three pictures. At other times, more than 100 pictures may be spun out.
The “force of the wind”, “unexpected discovery”, “encounter with time”, “encounter with space”, “imagination” and “cute” bring about “concon kawaii” by chance.
2. What is "concon kawaii" ?
"Kawaii" is a word born in Japan. I think "kawaii" has "power" in its words and concepts.
In a general interpretation, "kawaii" is the opposite of "power".
However, I believe that "cuteness" has the power to make people happy, and cheerful regardless of races, age, or gender.
To explain people who live in an area that does not have the word "kawaii" to understand easier way.
For example, when they look at a baby, I think it's similar to the feeling of being “adorable” that everyone feels.
The feeling is common throughout the world, and I think it is a feeling that exceeds the species of humanity.
It is clear from the scientific research and the historically that even animals of different races feel the creatures are "cute" instinctively.
For example, raising abandoned babies by different species of animals as parents. There is a "power" that fascinates creatures overcome the species barrier.
I was based on the idea that "human imagination" and "kawaii" will become common communication tools in the future world.
I will send out my art and new concepts to the world as "concon kawaii".
3. To understand the work
Everyone can easily understand and enjoy art regardless of language, knowledge, or wealth.
and by seeing my work, people feel kindness .
That is what I am aiming for and what the work expresses.
My work,” "Imagination's fun and concon kawaii "The cat changed a squirrel fairy"" is not only a picture book,
but at the same time the viewer sees the art and the viewer can experience it.
It is a work that allows you to "imagine" a variety of stories and have a "gentle feeling" towards everyone.
With the spread of COVID-19 and many restrictions in the world, what is needed for this world is kindness and compassion.
This is a fusion of picture books and arts that is easy to understand for everyone and enjoy regardless of age, language or individual ability.
It is an art work that everyone can feel cheerful and kindness by biological intuition.
My works will help peace across all over the world across several barriers.
Going back to the work “The cat changed a squirrel fairy” , there is an original story.
However, this work allows viewers to uniquely combine pictures and create their own stories, and enjoy “imagine”.
In the original picture book, even if it is a story, the possibilities are endless.
The language is excluded as art and it is contained in one piece of work.
This work accepts viewers indiscriminately.
The viewers complete the only their own story and the art work.
I embody the fusion of "the people's imagination " and "kawaii" .
4. Display method
The actual work expresses the fairy's forest work by hanging on the ceiling of the venue with a string on a picture rail .
The submitted photos of the work are a reproduction of the work display in a limited space of my personal life and are actually can be more wonderful.
I would like to present new concepts to the world as “concon kawaii”.
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