toshihiko shibuya showcases snow’s vivid reflective qualities
 

toshihiko shibuya showcases snow’s vivid reflective qualities

 

with his ninth edition of ‘snow pallet’ — a series of environmental, winter works — japanese artist toshihiko shibuya continues his exploration of snow, its vivid reflective surface and how an installation work can change the landscape. showcased in rokkatei-sapporo main store’s front yard, ‘snow pallet 9’ is a colorful land art piece that changes depending on the amount of snow and sunlight cast on its components, offering a perpetual conversation between nature and its interventions.

toshihiko shibuya snow pallet 9 sapporo japan designboom
located in sapporo, japan, the installation runs until march 2017

 

 

set within a garden in sapporo, japan, ‘snow pallet 9’ by toshihiko shibuya is composed of iron objects of different shapes that occupy the snowy scenery. their underside has been painted with fluorescent, vibrant hues that are later cast onto the surface of the snow generating polychromatic stains. the work, which will sit there until march 2017, will be transformed by nature, time and light, showcasing a candy-like result. the artist comments that he has, and will continue to create artworks that aim to resonate with the place they are based at.

toshihiko shibuya snow pallet 9 sapporo japan designboom
‘snow pallet 9’ is a colorful land art piece that changes depending on the amount of snow and sunlight cast

toshihiko shibuya snow pallet 9 sapporo japan designboom
bird’s eye view of the front yard occupied by iron objects

toshihiko shibuya snow pallet 9 sapporo japan designboom
the objects’ underside has been painted with fluorescent, vibrant hues that cast onto the surface of the snow

toshihiko shibuya snow pallet 9 sapporo japan designboom
polychromatic stains appear on the white carpet

toshihiko shibuya snow pallet 9 sapporo japan designboom
unique shapes result from the snow storms

toshihiko shibuya snow pallet 9 sapporo japan designboom
wind also takes part on the pieces, molding the snow 

toshihiko shibuya snow pallet 9 sapporo japan designboom
even icicles form

toshihiko shibuya snow pallet 9 sapporo japan designboom
a candy-like sensation is derived from the overall installation

 

 

project info:

 

name: snow pallet 9
date: december 2016 through march 2017
location: rokkatei sapporo main store
6-3-3, kita 4-jo nishi, chuo-ku, sapporo, hokkaido

 

 

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: juliana neira | designboom

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