response to 3.11 disaster in Japan

Minding My Own Business

On March 11th 2011, while the artist stayed in Japan for a residency program, eastern Japan was attacked by Magnitude 9 earthquake. The tsunami caused by the earthquake wiped out many villages and towns along the coast, and the serious damage was done to Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Since the day, tragic photographs appeared on the cover of the newspaper everyday. This work is the artist’s response to the whole experience. His intention was to let the new sprouts grow from the surface of the newspaper that document the tragic stories. Even when the whole country is shaken by the disaster, time passes, Spring comes and new lives start.  


Newspaper, Wire, Glue