Video: Miniature Power Lines and Cranes: Thread Sculptures by Takahiro Iwasaki
2023 Author: Richard Flannagan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 05:58
Works of the talented Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki they amaze the audience not only with their miniature size, but also with the materials from which they are made. A roll of wide scotch tape, a thread from a terry towel or even a toothbrush fiber - almost anything can become a material for unusual "man-made" sculptures.
Most of the sculptures by Takahiro Iwasaki are tiny copies of the objects we are used to. Ferris wheels, towers, power plants, power lines or even cranes - these bulky (in reality) structures, "recreated" from thin and fragile materials, look simply amazing and very poetic.
Artist Takahiro Iwasaki, 38, lives and works in the infamous Japanese city of Hiroshima. His works are aimed, first of all, at showing how sophisticated objects can look, traditionally perceived by us as symbols of strength and unshakable technological progress of mankind. This inner dualism contains the true meaning of Takahiro Iwasaki's sculptures, so simple at first glance. Of course, in order to create these mini-masterpieces and cope with such disobedient materials at hand, the artist needs to have remarkable inner concentration and perseverance.
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