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Artist's note

Tomoko Ninomiya 11 May,1999 Tokyo

This is a private respiration system in order to calm everything...
These illuminating sculptures are breathing the air between the visible and invisible.
Not only is the entire work an installation ... each individual piece is a tableau "made of light" that you can touch and hold in your hands.

In my childhood,translucent things used to comfort me.
For example ... curtains,canopies,mosquito nets,and frosted glass...
I especially liked to cover myself with a quilt in a room with light atmosphere.
Through the translucence of the quilt,it seemed as if everything existed somewhere between the Visible and Invisible.
In my work,I use wax as a similarly translucent material.

I hope that people will feel relaxed in my room ; some might discover something beyond the translucent surface of my works.

Despite their obscure nature, private and small things are sometimes more effective than severe message (ideologies).

And because every place in the world has profound significance, it is interesting for me to make installations in different places. I feel that being in a certain place is a "reflection" of what belongs there.

each size:93~58~37mm

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