DISAPPEARANCES - an eternal journey

Shinji Turner-Yamamoto's avatar Shinji Turner-Yamamoto

In our everyday life, when we drive, heat our homes, or cook, we burn oil, coal, or gas, fossils created by the decay of plants and animals in existence 350 million years ago. Working with fossil materials - CORAL (400 million years old), LIMESTONE (fossil rock in which the shells of sea dwellers are cemented in a solid mass, the CONCRETE floor of the exhibition space created from burnt limestone), GYPSUM (deposits made by ancient lake and sea water) – I create a landscape, an artistic ritual exploring a poetic reunion with nature, emphasizing the interconnectedness of all life. I try to reveal and meditate on manifestations of universal connections between mankind and nature. In their seemingly random encounters, I seek to find something beyond the accidental, the hidden. When we are conscious about the existence of these infinite connections, we emerge from our anthropocentric view of life and move into a holistic view. In doing so, we are freed from the limitations of death.

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  • Art form: 3-D
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  • Medium: mineral dust/powder, gypsum, coral fossils, rainwater - installation
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