Working with natural materials allows me to get a deeper connection with them and understand the origin of their existence. I regard my works as the medium that linked the physical and non-physical space. I make digital films that record the process of me collecting sunlight. For the installation works, I use the handmade paper I made from the Kozo tree as a material for collecting sunlight and sewing the sunlight pieces together on wooden sticks as a collection of the passing time. The process of harvesting the Kozo tree and making it into paper is an important practice for me to search for the essence of the materials. It lengthened the process for me to obtain paper. The distance between me and the paper is the distance between me and the trees. The meaning of paper to me has shifted due to the production process. It has become distant, unpredictable, and intriguing. I am interested in showing my work in spaces that exist outside of the art institution; everyday spaces such as in the natural environment and domestic spaces such as living environments. I would like to show the ordinary life that can also be evocative. The existence of the work is a reminder of the disappeared time. My intention is to express the way sunlight records our time. Moreover, to see the uniqueness of daily life.
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