the trace of wind

Search TypeOutdoor Sculpture
Japanese Title風路
Artist川村 秀彦 KAWAMURA Hidehiko
ExhibitionThe 28th UBE Biennale


Previously, when I used limestone made of fossilized shells, coral and small bones to make sculptures, I felt the process of lives amassing and becoming the earth as if it was happening right before my eyes, and I felt the connections between us and the landscape, the existence of the vast flow of time not covered by creation.
This work is produced as a remnant of this, the cycle (of everything) that we should be in awe of, and speculation about our existence, still with many unknown aspects.
This sculpture's shape is inspired by daily activity in a landscape that we are especially aware of. For example, wind that has been blowing since the primeval age, or the scenery that is made by the waves that keep coming, or the movement of the rainy season's trees absorbing water.



For me, a lot of courage is necessary to make big sculpture. Not because using and carving lots of materials, and assembling them together is difficult, but because I have to bring something into existence that no-one has asked for, and I have to work on it without shrinking from it. But of course I'm very happy that many people see those sculptures and touch those sculptures. I think that even if they get tired of looking at them after a while, it would be nice if they play near then, sit next to them or lean against them, while chatting with family and friends. I would like that sculpture to become an ordinary part of the landscape.
I would like to make that kind of sculpture.
Document ID21861
Source第28回UBEビエンナーレ(現代日本彫刻展) 島根県吉賀町賞 Shimane Yoshika Town Prize