Monthly Archives: August 2011

Sketch piece (the making of Little Boy (folded))

 

 

 

watercolor, gouache, ink pen on 100% cotton paper
18” x 24”
some of 35 sketches/mind maps used during a construction of Little Boy (folded). All the 35 sketches contain an image of a figure (self image) wearing the kimono that was used to construct Little Boy (folded).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little Boy (folded) 2011

 

 

 

kimono, bamboo, ash, hair, ink, baisen mordant dye
24.5″ x 24.5″ x 8′ 11″
A construction/fiber sculpture forms the shape of Little Boy, A-bomb dropped on Hiroshima on Aug. 6th, 1945. All the pieces are sewn with hair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This close up view of Little Boy (folded) shows hair stitched into the silk fabric.