Yamanaka Zutsumi-Spiral Works

Photo by KAWASE Kazue


About the artwork

About 200 ceramic objects were spread on a serene reservoir that has supplied water to the tanada (terraced paddy fields) and preserved life for more than a hundred years. People, pausing there in the summer heat, appreciated the white smooth-surfaced ceramics standing silently in the dark green water of the irrigation reservoir. The artist said, “I wanted to create a place to imagine the passage of time, land and people living there, by presenting work that seemed to float and nestle in nature.”


Artwork no. T117
Production year 2006
Area Tokamachi
Village Gannyu
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