Toru Otsuka

Empty freezer (m12)


Artist:Toru Otsuka


Material: Gold Leaf, Wood, Industrial Freezer Showcase, Pebbles, Japanese Lacquer, Brass Fittings, Traditional Color

Project: Tokyo Midtown Award 2014 Art Competition

Buddhism teaches impermanence, the notion that there is a beginning and end to all things.
Buddhist statues will someday fade just as disposable cups do.
However, Buddhist statues and disposable goods are considered separate.
That is why I would like to use the caving techniques for Buddhist statues on my work to indicate my questioning of existing values.


Photo by Hirofumi Tani