Poka,Poka,Sun Shine and Grow up

OwnerUbe City
Search TypeOutdoor Sculpture
Japanese Titleポカポカオヒサマテルホドニ
Artist最上 壽之 MOGAMI Hisayuki
ExhibitionThe 10th UBE Biennale
PlaceOther Places
MaterialMixed Media

What happens if the sun shines more? A giant rough stone said to have been found by the sculptor in Fuji River is precariously placed on top of an iron plate erected from the ground. The flat shape of the rock creates a mysterious illusion that the rock is inching up towards the sun as “the sun shines more”, rather than being gravitated towards the ground due to its weight. The visual wonder is made possible by the textures of iron and rock, combined with the sense of precariousness their shapes create. Recently, the sculptor painted the iron plate in red and had it installed in the downtown area near the train station. The change has intensified its illusional gravitation towards the sun.
Document ID21522