This project consisted of studying the nuances, capabilities, and effects of light. Using traditional Japanese paper, light was projected and formed. Through a series of folding and experimentation, washi lanterns were created and developed. Light is seen substance, material, and void.
These initial studies uses foam to interpret light as void, as substance, and to explore the capabilities of light phenomena. The next steps lead to material studies of Traditional Japanese Paper and structure.
The final installation grew to life, as it became an interactive piece where visitors would place relief notes upon the bamboo structure in rememberance and hope. The work shown are my studies, a newly designed logo, and my proposal for the installation.
Under the instruction of architect/professor Aki Ishida, an installation was proposed and constructed in New York in Japan Society for raising money and donations for the Japanese Earthquake Relief Fund.