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week 13: ideaschool Bachelor VAD level 7 graduates exhibtion


opening night : 17 November 2017

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evaluation of ‘exhibition project’

Overall, I was pretty turned into this project. My focus was good, and I poured about 85% of my energy into it, 15% was for my own maintenance. I stopped working on two jobs I had until previous year. I just wanted to do my bestest of best, if you know what I mean.

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week 13: 4 days of installation

day 1: 13 November 2017

What a nervous yet exciting moment! My works will finally be in the public space. Continue reading “week 13: 4 days of installation”

week 12 : evaluation

Indeed, it was the final week to refine all my work for the exhibition. I spent sufficient time trying to review my work from different angle. I asked for feedback from my tutors and studiomates to enrich the ways to see, which helped me push myself further.

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week 12: tension in the fish

8 November 2017

Should I try some wires inside to add more movements?‘ That was the question I posed to myself yesterday. The deadline was coming near. ‘Do I have time to explore further the possibilities of what could be incorporated into the fish sculpture?Continue reading “week 12: tension in the fish”

week 12: incorporating vellum into bamboo sculpture

6, 8, 9 November 2017

After having a critique session with tutors, I was encouraged to see if joining it to the sculptural body would work. The point that vellum was also new to my eyes was suggested. Truly, I have been working on bamboo solely to create the sculptural bodies for long without combining other materials and my eyes got used to it.
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week 12: question of height

10 November 2017

When you are searching for a wood stump of a particular height, sometimes it takes time.

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week 12: releasing the fish

7 November 2017

I was hopeful that my fish had been tamed long enough in the jig. It was time to release it anyway. Continue reading “week 12: releasing the fish”

week 12: why bamboo?

11 November 2017

I grew up near bamboo forest just by a river in Japan. Continue reading “week 12: why bamboo?”

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