Friday, November 10, 2006
Spore Pendant Light
Chihiro Tanaka (1980), the recipient of numerous awards including the Special Prize in the Japan Italy Fashion Design Contest in 2001, entitles his installation, Spore. Based on the reproductive aspect of spores, Tanaka's lights operate as a form of a spore case with the ability to challenge and bring to life a material that on the surface looks hard, but is actually malleable for holding the form like a floating jellyfish in the air. Just as spores create new life, Tanaka's works act as living organisms allowing for the creation of new atmospheres and visions.