Michi Nakayama

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Work1 Title: Ripple Mark Year: 1998 –Continuation Materials: Iron, Salt Dimensions: H 196″ W 78″ D 3″ Work2 Title: Ripple Mark Year: 1998 –Continuation Materials: Iron, Salt Dimensions: H 196″ W 78″ D 3″ Work3 Title: Ripple Mark Year: 1998 –Continuation Materials: Iron, Salt Dimensions: H 196″ W 78″ D 3″ Work4 Title: Ripple Mark Year: 1998 –Continuation Materials: Iron, Salt Dimensions: H 196″ W 78″ D 3″ Work5 Title: Ripple Mark Year: 1998 –Continuation Materials: Iron, Salt Dimensions: H 196″ W 78″ D 3″

Statement:

The beauty of the Japanese consciousness is that which they have considered and conserved the richness of nature. The ripple is used as a metaphor to express this mentality, which is like a continuous lightly spreading wave.

This work has been in progress since 1998. Iron and salt are the sole materials. The gradual penetration of rust due to the attached salt is used to convey the passing of time. As the face of the object changes day to day, you may feel something different each time you view it. Hammering the round shaped iron creates a slanted lip. This process is done by hand so as for each plate to have differing depths. A 5 kg paper bag of salt is used. Once the salt is placed onto the iron plates through a sieve, ripples can be drawn by brush. Salt is layered once again through the sieve to create a shape. Water is sprayed and then dried by hair-dryer in a short time. As a result, the salt fixes well on the iron. The fixed salt can resist jolting to an extent. The layering salt represents an accumulation of time is one of the important elements of the piece.

Resume:

2016    Nakayama Michi Solo Exhibition “Tsuchiten” at Sawada Apartment Gallery “room38″ / Kochi, Japan
2015    Nakayama Michi Solo Exhibition “Land’s Song: an installation using soil from Haruno” at Sawada Apartment Gallery “room 38″ / Kochi, Japan
Small piece/New Year’s decoration “Ranryo-oh”(Monkey/earthly branches) at Flower-Cafe Gallery “FOREST” / Kochi, Japan
2014    Portfolio exhibition at Sawada Apartment Gallery “room38″ / Kochi, Japan
Nakayama Michi Solo Exhibition “Land’s Journey: an installation using soil from Haruno” at Sawada Apartment Gallery”room38″ / Kochi, Japan
Small scale piece/ New Year’s deco. exhibition “Yo-ji” (Sheep/earthly branches) at Flower-Cafe Gallery “FOREST” / Kochi, Japan
2013    Small-scale piece/ New Year’s deco. exhibition“Teitetsu-Maru” (Horse/ earthly branches) at Flower-Cafe Gallery “FOREST” / Kochi, Japan
2012    Small-scale piece/ New Year’s deco. exhibition“Otsumi” (Snake/ earthly branches) at Flower-Cafe Gallery “FOREST” / Kochi, Japan
2011    Small-scale piece/ New Year’s deco. exhibition“Sho-Ryu” (Dragon/ earthly branches) at Flower-Cafe Gallery “FOREST” / Kochi, Japan
2010    Small-scale piece/ New Year’s deco. exhibition“Otsumi” (Rabbit/ earthly branches) at Flower-Cafe Gallery “FOREST” / Kochi, Japan
2009    Mold exhibition “Sound of Water” at Flower-Cafe Gallery “FOREST” / Kochi, Japan
2008    Small scale pieces exhibition “From the soil of spring season” at Gallery-Cafe “Odd eye” / Kochi, Japan
2007    ”NO BORDER 3″ at Museum of Art, Kochi / Kochi, Japan
Solo exhibition “SENDAN NO SHA -Shape of heart-” at Sendan no sha, Yamasaki House / Kochi, Japan
“Garaku Project” at Kochi City Culture-Plaza CUL-PORT / Kochi, Japan
2005    ”Slow art exhibition #3″ at Teahouse “Cezanne”/ Kochi, Japan
“The 1st exhibition of Kuraku for Contemporary Art” at Nakamachi Ikedaya / Seiyo, Ehime
2004    ”The 10th Azuma commerce & industry association festival stone engraving exhibition” at Azuma commerce & industry association/ Azuma, Seta, Gunma: Judge’s encouragement Prize

Place: Kochi, Japan

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