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Black Crane

Taichiro Ishii's avatar Taichiro Ishii

In this art piece, I tried to describe the drape of our life in this world through the image of two cranes. Black crane is climbing up the unending spiral staircase, not knowing where it is reaching or what will be found above. While the other one is just shining so elegantly on the surface of the lake water. Also, there is a reflection of a figure of "ONI" (Japanese traditional monster from local myth) on the water. What on earth is he staring at? The pedestal of the bottom was inspired by the lake Michigan. I hope you would enjoy my work by projecting your own life onto these two cranes. 「人生は公平ではないが、それでもすばらしい。」 In English, it means "Life is not fair but it is still wonderful." I express my thought with a sculpture made of sheet copper.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 4 feet
  • Medium: sheet copper
  • Width: 6 feet
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 4 feet