基礎デザイン学科

SCIENCE OF DESIGN

 

leaf like, paper like
Ayaka Ohashi

The designer first sought to reproduce through paper the process in which a fresh leaf that has been eaten by an insect dries and curls up, then gradually decays, as if it were a specimen. I believe that when considering the theme, she already had the image in her mind of overlapping leaves and paper. Not just in making detailed and precise models of leaves with paper, but ultimately, by adding the artificial elements possessed by paper to the models of the leaves, she was successful in guiding us to such a likeness that we are puzzled as to which of their respective qualities is the original. Work that touches on this fine sensitivity is indeed exquisite and also extremely beautiful.
(Supervisor: Naoto Fukasawa)

Ex-formation Woman
flora
Asuka Tada

The designer has used brightly colored pressed flowers to create x-ray-like skeletal forms. I don’t know where she gained the inspiration to intuitively link pressed flowers and x-ray images of bones, but the dried transmitted images of the pressed flowers certainly resemble x-ray photographs. The tenacious passion to make entire skeletons in this manner is rare. The skeletons illustrated with colorful pressed flowers arouse a strange and deep emotion within the viewer of a fusion of beauty and death, and gorgeousness and solemnity. In The Book of Tea, Okakura Tenshin spoke that without flowers, humans would suffer misery in both life and death. This may certainly be true. “Flowers” support our lives and our deaths with the special presence they possess. The same intuition is present in this work, and it conjures up the enigmatic image that circulates flower and woman, life and death, through aesthetic sensation.
(Supervisor: Kenya Hara)