Kiyotsukyo Tunnel Museum

Photo by MIYAMOTO Takenori + SENO Hiromi


About the artwork

Sculptures seem to float in an otherwise pitch black tunnel. All 23 pieces were created using charcoal made from wood collected in Echigo-Tsumari. The wood was first carved and then fired in a kiln. The pieces, transformed into charcoal, were then joined together to complete the sculptures. The spotlights, rather than showing the dark color of the pieces, emphasize their glittering particulate nature.


Artwork no. N055
Production year 2009
Area Nakasato
Village Koide
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