|Book Marks Project|
|The public libraries that can be found all over the country are open community spaces which anybody can make a visit to easily. I felt that a project like this one held at such a spaces holds large potential. That is because a growing social concern of artists and variety in art forms has led to the transfer of field of art from galleries and art museums into neutral natural spaces or cities. I myself have sought to be a part of this movement.
As for the works shown, I thought about the common ties between Hokkaido, northernmost part of Japan, where project took place, and Okinawa, southernmost part of Japan, where I live now. Milk-products are one of the main products of Hokkaido. They are produced in Okinawa as well, although that seems to be a bit unlikely. Okinawa is the number one consumer of Hokkaido-produced Kelp. What is the foundation of the valuable resources of the sea of Hokkaido and Okinawa? The creation of the "lp Tree Ó "nd the "Coral Treeh" are based on these thoughts.
*This project had been held in Ishikari Public Library