March 21 to June 28, 2003
more pictures taken at this exhibition...
About this show
by Keiko Myamori
Three years ago, January 2000, I visited a forest
in Ryugasaqki-city in Japan.
The area had just been decided to be developed as a
city park project. Many of the trees were marked wityh
tape, which meant those trees would be cut off for the
I made an art installation in the forest using tree
rubbings on Washi paper, which were hung in the forest
over a lenght of 57 meters. (Click
here to see this installation)
In February, 2003, I visited the same area in Japan.
It is still under construction, and the forest seemed
However, some of the trees had survived. I covered
those trees with Washi paper and rubbed the surface
These transformed Washi papers were brought to the United
States and were pasted onto the piano, which is seen
in this show, "Melody".
My hope is to encourage the survival of those trees
by having people think about them and play music to
celebrate our existence on the earth.