When I was a little boy I would spend hours if not days making kites in all shapes and colours made from bamboo, tissue and sometimes plastic bags. And I have feeling that New York based artist Jacob Hashimoto may have made a few kites in his childhood too. This site-specific installation in the UK compromised of hundreds of small bamboo and paper kite elements. The installation investigates themes found in his previous work as he continues to explore his fascination with the intersections of painting and sculpture, abstraction and landscape. As visitors walk around, under and through the sculpture they encounter the texture, lighting and angle of the work which shifts and changes to the individual as they explore its architecture from their own perspective, creating an intensely personal experience. Hashimoto’s work creates a sculptural environment conveying a sense of wonder and blissful playfulness.
Story by Richard Misso. To see more by Jacob Hashimoto Photos credited to Jacob Hashimoto