floating reflected temples by takahiro iwasaki floating reflected temples by takahiro iwasaki
feb 01, 2013

floating reflected temples by takahiro iwasaki

 

‘reflection model (perfect bliss)’, 2010-2012 by takahiro iwasaki – japan b.1975japanese cypress, wireall images courtesy the artist and arataniuranao, tokyo

 

 

currently being shown as part of the 7th asia pacific triennial of contemporary art in queensland, australia is the sublime ‘reflection model (perfect bliss) (2010–12)’ by japanese artist takahiro iwasaki. the highly detailed scale replica of the byodo-in – a tenth-century temple near kyoto – appears to float serenely in its own space. the piece is meticulously fabricated from japanese cypress – a homage to the original exquisite architectural feat constructed in 1053 as a captured moment in time.

 

 

 the artwork homage to the original exquisite architectural feat constructed in 1053 

 

 

the artwork is meticulously fabricated from japanese cypress

 

 

the scale architecture appears to be floating in mid air

 

 

the piece is a highly detailed scale replica of the byodo-in – a tenth-century temple near kyoto

 

 

the scale architecture appears to be floating in mid air

 

 

 

 

  • Absolutely stunning. Unfortunately it is displayed on a too high level. The eye of the viewer should be higher than the imaginable reflecting pond.

    Airborne says:
  • it looks exactly same as work of Doho suh? just different material. such a shame

    alexandra says:
  • Alexandra, I think this art speaks more about delicacy and even perhaps frailty. The material plays a major part, as does the fact that this piece is not only presented in free open space, but also must have been created in that same state. You should look up some of Takahiro Iwasaki’s previous works, especially the thread structures to further appreciate this piece.

    ReplyGuy says:

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