36 Views of Mount Fuji (IE9)

36 Views of Mount Fuji (IE9)

Mount Fuji –

Thirty-six times,

Could never be enough,

Katsushika .

36 views of Mount Fuji –Making of & Artist Statement

4 Futureeverything Festival Manchester 2010 was made under  8 hours at the Fablab,from idea to construction.

Construction method -Shopbot CNC Router made from dxf(2D) exported from illustrator Cs2

Material– Mdf wood (Cut and engraved)

Original drawings in sketchbook

Illustrator Cs2 file exported as a dxf file >imported into (Shopbot) to define paths for engraving and cutting.

Shopbot CNC Router cutting 36 views of Mount fuji

Final Work

9 pieces of Moveable sculpture which can be reconfigured to suit mood , environment and individual needs,therefore the landscape can become a dynamnic artwork,which can moulded  by the viewer.

I have wanted to create “36 views of Mount Fuji” for the MA IE series ,but have had issues trying to realise my ideas,but when I saw the challenge brief ,I began by just doodling and not worrying,and this work happened ,maybe over-thinking leads to worrying about creating work without making it.

All pieces will be painted bright colours like children’s wooden blocks ,but also take inspiration for the colours of the local new developments.

Inspired by the work of Andō Hiroshige,the Japanese ukiyo-e artist, whose work inspired Monet’s “Bridge over a Pond” series.

My work “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” IE9,explore the idea of creating the same landscape multiples times,something Monet and Hiroshige did, but in (IE9) ,the landscape is made from abstract shapes,which could be trees, mountains or lakes, depending on how they arranged.

Originally ,”Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” IE9 was created large-scale movable sculpture for an urban office type environment, for the Fablab Challege,Futureeverything festival, but I will be also creating a smaller version, which will looking to commercially produced,for a selected niche market.

“Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” IE9,end the IE9 series, because I admire landscapes,and some landscapes, could be produced 36 times and it still would not be enough,hence the poem,which celebrates the Landscape,the Wood prints of Japan by referencing them ,not copying them ,within this new work.

I wanted to end the IE9 series ,to end on a meditative note on the preservation of landscapes,which can be altered ,only with care .

View of Mount Fuji from Satta Point in the Suruga Bay.




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