Thursday, July 26, 2007

This has been a crazy busy week being a little short staffed so I haven't had time to post the 20 things I have in draft. But I had to get this work out there. Manabu Hangai's work has popped up on a number of blogs lately. Holy moly!--this work is absolutely amazing and eco-friendly too. His work focuses on recycling materials and imagery resulting from human interaction with nature into images of beauty. His primary material is the seaweed that proliferates on oyster bedsand and is discarded as a deterrent to shellfish growth, which he remakes into seaweed paper. The size and scale of this handmade paper artwork absolutely blows me away. See more of this fabulous work at

Modern Art Museum Tatebayashi

Kushiro Art Museum

Modern Art Museum Shiga