Water Sculpture from Shinichi Maruyama on Vimeo.
Art work by Shinichi Maruyama
Composited by Tetsushi Wakasugi
If you find this interesting, go to the artist's web page, http://www.shinichimaruyama.com/ where you'll find many more intriguing photographs of water captured in beautiful, unimaginable forms. Bruce Silverstein is his gallery in New York - you'll find more about his work there.
|Photo by Nathan Rein|
"The only art series of mine that has been inspired by Japanese traditional calligraphy is Kusho. As a young student, I often wrote Chinese character in sumi ink. I loved the nervous, precarious feeling of sitting before an empty white paper, the moment just before my brush touched the paper. Those childhood moments have undeniably influenced my work in that series, however, my respect for the Japanese ability to find the beauty in the imperfect (the essence of wabi-sabi) is the main source of inspiration that is found throughout all of my work." Read the rest of this interesting interview by Nicole Pasulka on TheMorningNews web page.
Kusho is the japanese word for 'writing in the sky'. The video below is about the midair interplay of black india ink and water. the phenomenon that Maruyama captures-two liquids colliding the millisecond before they merge into gray. (link)
KUSHO from Shinichi Maruyama on Vimeo.
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