Jacob Hashimoto’s Ephemeral Installations

Jacob Hashimoto‘s ephemeral installations, often done in an overall soft white hue and constructed from light rice paper, intend to simulate nature. This is showcased in two of his site-specific installations—Superabundant Atmosphere and Silence Still Governs Our Consciousness—where the New York-based artist uses hundreds of small bamboo and paper kite-like elements strung together in chains , creating a densely layered and fragmented tapestry of image or pattern.

As stated on his website: “While the individual components remain more or less abstract, overall, clusters of pattern, stripes, or waves of color are formed, giving the works a pictorial quality that suggests organic forms, vistas, scrolling video games, or even board games… entrancing the viewer with their continuously shifting illusion of light, space, motion, and sense of flight.”

More information at www.jacobhashimoto.com

Katrina Tan

A brand manager and magazine editor with a love for stories. Always wanting to know the whys and hows behind the art and the artist, Katrina also runs SUPERVISION. As such, her days are usually spent with her eyes on the Net and the streets, looking for the most interesting/opinionated/all-around fun work.