When vision, inspiration, creation and originality converge, often Art is the result.
Underwater artwork of kingyo 金魚 swimming in fish tanks inspired by Japan’s terraced rice paddy fields.
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Lorsque la vision, l’inspiration, l’originalité et la création convergent, souvent l’Art est le résultat.
The current Art Aquarium exhibition at JR Hakata City, Fukuoka, Japan, is the result of 木村 英智 Hidetomo Kimura’s vision, inspiration, creation and original work.
The art installation comprises of countless ginkyo 金魚 or Japanese goldfish such as ranchuランチュウ, sakuranishiki桜錦, tensei天青, azumanishiki東錦, choubi蝶尾, koutou tancho 高頭丹頂, suihogan水泡眼 and auroraオーロラswimming in tanks of various hues, themes, shapes and sizes in a darkened auditorium.
The four seasons of Japan are depicted in this eight meter- installation in which carps, from which kingyo were derived, swim as part of the exhibition.
Hidetomo Kimura writes that the kingyo is “artwork created by human hand” since these goldfish are domesticated and commonly live in fish bowls.
Inspired by the kingyo‘s natural simplicity and drawing from his Japanese ancestry, Kimura creates “Japonism space” and “living artwork” as an art aquarium artist, he says.
May we all continue to be inspired.
May we believe in our vision that we may create our own original works of art that honour our humanity, that celebrate our ancestry, that uphold nature and facilitates joy in our lives.
Reference: Art Aquarium. Hidetomo Kimura.