toshihiko shibuya 's new winter artwork, the 'snow pallet' installation
 

toshihiko shibuya 's new winter artwork, the 'snow pallet' installation

toshihiko shibuya‘s tenth ‘snow pallet’ — part of a series of winter artworks — takes place in a courtyard of hotel sapporo garden palace. brightly colored iron disks and z-shaped structures of various heights display the vivid colors on the snow. every day the installation appears differently, depending on the amount of snow. 

toshihiko shibuya snow pallet hotel garden japan sapporo designboom art
the ‘snow pallet’ takes place in a courtyard of hotel sapporo garden palace
all images © toshihiko shibuya

 

 

through his artworks, toshihiko shibuya strives to collaborate with nature and let the natural context influence the installations. ‘there’s nothing we can do to tame mother nature’, says the artist. ‘I try not to control nature, but nestle close to it to use it cleverly. I hope my work will start a new approach to thinking about winter art. everybody tends to hate winter, but if you change your point of view, the possibilities for the future are wide open. I send a message of art in the regions with heavy snowfalls from sapporo, hokkaido, japan’.

toshihiko shibuya snow pallet hotel garden japan sapporo designboom art
 toshihiko shibuya collaborates with nature through his artworks

 

toshihiko shibuya snow pallet hotel garden japan sapporo designboom art
the artist lets the natural context influence his installations

 

toshihiko shibuya snow pallet hotel garden japan sapporo designboom art
brightly colored shapes display the vivid colors on the snow

 

toshihiko shibuya snow pallet hotel garden japan sapporo designboom art
the installation depends on the amount of snow

 

toshihiko shibuya snow pallet hotel garden japan sapporo designboom art
toshihiko shibuya starts a new approach to thinking about winter art

 

toshihiko shibuya snow pallet hotel garden japan sapporo designboom art
the installation will be dismounted in march

 

 

project info:

 

title: snow pallet 10 
design: toshihiko shibuya
dates: beginning of december 2017 – the thaw in march 2018
location: the courtyard of 4th floor of the hotel sapporo garden palace

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: maria erman | designboom

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