Ryuji Nakamura: cornfield (Installation at the National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, 2010): Front view
Ryuji Nakamura has officially trained as an architect but nowadays he and his associates work in the diverse fields of design of architecture, landscape, interior, furniture, etc. – and I would add art to it. The homepage is full with highly aesthetic projects – my “paper heart” beats especially for the cornfield installation that was entirely made of paper and glue.
Ryuji Nakamura: cornfield (Installation at the National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, 2010): Different view, amazing structure and details
The whole installation is constructed solely of glue and paper, the structural formalities of the piece balance logic, technique and aesthetics. cornfield spans over 53.90 m2 – basically it’s about the height of an average-size person and at its longest size is 16m. Amazingly it’s constructed so that it’s not possible to see it as a whole from any view point making it feel even bigger even though the construction is nevertheless “floating” in the air. Pictures of how cornfield was installed can be found here. I can’t read the Japanese descriptions but seeing people work on it makes it a lot more human.
This bouquet by Ryuji Nakamura & Associates is most certainly a bunch of (paper) flowers I wouldn’t mind to be awarded either….
All pictures here: www.ryujinakamura.com, taken by Ryui Nakamura and Ryuji Nakamura & Associates