The space in the grandfather's nostril

OwnerUbe City
Search TypeOutdoor Sculpture
Japanese Titleじいちゃんの鼻の穴に宇宙があった。
Artist佐藤 圭一 SATO Keiichi
ExhibitionThe 25th UBE Biennale
PlaceNorthern Area
Concept*English follows Japanese.


For me, ideas appear as images inside my mind. My work recreates those images as faithfully as possible, while attempting to solve the problems involved in construction. This work is not a specific person, but was made to fit the details I imagined. It is a work that shows a universe that can be seen by peering into an old man's nostril. The light that looks like stars is in fact light coming through numerous small holes made along the hair whorl on the back of the head, and this simple contrivance causes astronomical scene to appear.
Based on the idea of massive universes existing inside our close friends and family, this work is filled with the hope that the majestic and the ordinary, profound and flimsy, refined and vulgar, radical and average, fantastic and every-day can be experienced together in the same dimension.
Comment for children
People are all part of the universe, but each person is a universe in themselves...maybe.
Document ID21691
Source第25回UBEビエンナーレ(現代日本彫刻展)、島根県立石見美術館賞、緑と花と彫刻の博物館賞(市民賞)Iwami Art Museum Prize/ Citizens Prize