snow pallet installation by toshihiko shibuya
snow pallet installation by toshihiko shibuya
jan 18, 2012

snow pallet installation by toshihiko shibuya

snow pallet installation by toshihiko shibuya‘snow pallet installation’ (2011) snow scape moere 6, by toshihiko shibuya in moerenuma park image © nanami kawamura




snow pallet 
sapporo art park, japan
on now until march 7th, 2012


japanese artist toshihiko shibuya has used the winter climate of hokkaido, japan to create ‘snow pallet’, an installation currently on exhibit at sapporo art park. the long winters on the island bring lots of precipitation, covering the terrain in white. to bring color to the landscape, shibuya has used iron disks painted in vivid colors. placing these saucers on different height supports, the hues are mirrored off the snow at various intensities. the work is in a constant dialogue with nature as the amount of snowfall, ice, and lighting conditions effect the quality of the reflection. 



snow pallet installation by toshihiko shibuya different colored painted tubes reflect off the snow  (left) image © akira yanai



snow pallet installation by toshihiko shibuya the installation changes during different snow and lighting conditions in the courtyard of sapporo art museum  images © nanami kawamura



snow pallet installation by toshihiko shibuya detail view  images © nanami kawamura

  • this is really beautiful!

    JOHN says:
  • I have always been interested in snowscape installations. I think there is a lot more potential for it in winter countries. I want this on my front lawn!

    Kate says:
  • I love Mr.Shibuya\’s installation. During I have enjoyed his works last 10-15 years, He have progressed without stopping and his works have been changed, for example, from 2D painting to 3D, from indoor to outdoor, and ofcause still changing. This coming beginning of Feburary, he will show his new works at Moere park, Sapporo, Hokkaido. I\’m looking forward seeing them.

    P.S. The name of Photographer except top one \”kawamura fish production\” is not correct, but \”Nanami Kawamura\”.

    Takuya says:

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