hama sculpts sushi from natural polished stones

hama sculpts sushi from natural polished stones

japanese art student hama has crafted sushi pieces from natural, hand-polished stones that resemble the traditional japanese dishes. created for their art university thesis project, the platter reveals at a closer inspection, not only tuna, shrimp, negitoro and uni, but also body parts like lips, ears and fingertips.

hama sculpts sushi from natural polished stones
images by hama

 

 

currently on show at the joint graduation exhibition of 5 art universities in tokyo at the national art center, the sushi pieces boast their natural color, meaning that no paints of artificial coloring was used. hama explains that the theme of the project is directly related to their part-time work at a restaurant where fresh fish is serve, therefore being waste one of its strongest references. by adding body parts, the artist aims to create a dialogue about the life and death cycle.

hama sculpts sushi from natural polished stones

 

 

‘the reason why the human body is mixed is that the food that is abandoned under the theme of food loss is originally a living existence, and by putting the human body on the rice, the side who throws it away may also become an edible existence, it is said to eat I made it by incorporating it into the material with the desire to shape the visualization of actions and to cherish food,’ the artist said on a twitter post.

 

the stone sushi pieces will be on show until the 27 of february. you can follow hama on twitter and pixiv to see more of their art.

hama sculpts sushi from natural polished stones

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hama sculpts sushi from natural polished stones

hama sculpts sushi from natural polished stones

hama sculpts sushi from natural polished stones

hama sculpts sushi from natural polished stones

hama sculpts sushi from natural polished stones

hama sculpts sushi from natural polished stones

hama sculpts sushi from natural polished stones

 

 

project info:

 

name: sculpted sushi made from natural stones

artist: hama

currently on show: here

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