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sumi ink, ink pen, hemp washi paper, cotton paper (125” x 11”) An accordion-style book/journal shows the process of constructing Fat Man (folded). Detail of the journal: a top thin layer shows some of the six months’ (translated) correspondence with hibakusha (Hiroshima victims), … Read more Journal piece (the making of Fat Man (folded))
kimono, foam, wood, hair, ink, baisen mordant dye 5′ x 5′ x 10′ (height) The actual size of Fat Man, A-bomb, dropped on Nagasaki in 1945. The piece hangs from the ceiling using single braided wire. The height of the object is adjustable by pulling/loosening the other end of the wire that … Read more FatMan (folded) 2012
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). … Read more Sketch piece (the making of Little Boy (folded))
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. … Read more Little Boy (folded) 2011