hope and dream light sculpture   makoto tojiki
original content
apr 21, 2012
hope and dream light sculpture makoto tojiki


‘hope and dream’ by makoto tojiki, 2012
images courtesy the artist

makoto tojiki: hope and dream
artistree, island east, hong kong
april 12th, 2012


artist makoto tojiki, developed
‘hope and dream’, an illuminated, kinetic sculptural installation for luxury beauty brand clé de peau beauté
as part of their ‘l’art de la radiance’ exhibition for the brand’s 30th anniversary celebration at
artistree in island east, hong kong. the of yokohama, japan-based
sculptor created his work, comprised of nine units, to span 7 x 20 meters of the darkened gallery space
. the piece begins with a young girl releasing a bird from
her outstretched hands. as the expanse of moving light continues, each of the additional components picture the animal in a distinct moment of flight.

‘hope and dream’ is an expansion upon his ‘no shadow‘ series which appreciates both the presence and absence of light in each work in order to create
fleeting, cinematic-like actualizaitons of figures in a three-dimensional, brightened forms.

sometimes an object appears differently from how we remember it to be. yet, this is often not because the object itself has changed, but it is caused by a change
in the observer’s perspective. this change may also be related to, and expressive of, the object’s essence. my interest is in exploring, ‘when, and for what reason,
does a person’s perception of an object change?’ through my work, I seek to stimulate how people see objects. by extracting its essence, I seek to express
that which lies at an object’s core.
‘ -makoto tojiki

to view more designboom coverage of makoto tojiki’s light-formed works, see his 2009 salone satellite presentation.


the illuminated sculpture is comprised of rectangles of various sizes with three-dimensional light pieces


additional view of the work


clé de peau beauté
presented ‘hope and dream’ for artistree l’art de la radiance’s 30th anniversary celebration


detailed view of one of the birds components of the expansive sculpture


makoto tojiki at work installing the piece




‘makoto tojiki ‘hope and dream’ for clé de peau beauté’ by makoto tojiki

comments policy
LOG IN VIA
login with designboom
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

product library