This sculpture is also intended to find completion in its setting, only this time the setting is that of a great city, Osaka. The installation is intended to be both in consonance with the surrounding buildings and in harmony with the flow of people and the passage of time. The neighbourhood, Midosuji, is a place of work, with people walking hurriedly by, sometimes casting the sculpture a glance. Ideally, at some point, one such person will perceive its beauty, as if struck by a strain of beautiful music. His heart swells and he smiles inadvertently at the other passers-by. At that joyous moment, Midosuji itself become a community.
385 x 185 x 126 cm; 380 x 170 x 103 cm
Nichimen Corporation, NM Plaza Midosuji, Osaka, Japan.
11th Osaka Metropolitan Environmental Amenity Award (2000)