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Makoto Tojiki’s “No Shadow” LED Sculptures Depict Humans and Animals in Showers of Lights

Posted By Molly Cotter On March 4, 2012 @ 2:48 am In Art,carousel showcase,gallery,Green Lighting,Green Lighting | 1 Comment

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Tojiki begins his work process by choosing a living organism and studying its shadow. He then begins constructing a massive sculpture with LED strands. His “No Shadow” [7] works are a play on words and perception, as they do not cast a shadow but can also be considered large glowing shadows of the creatures they represent. Each sculpture engages the viewer, encouraging them to walk around the 3D piece [8] and enjoy the various views from every angle. Set in dim interiors, the lights appear as a solid structure from afar, then a brightly lit shadow at closer glance, then a glowing curtain of light from a few feet away. When the main lights turn on, the sculptures disappear, leaving a translucent outline of what once was there.

Tojiki’s talents are not limited [9] to LED light work – he also dabbles in interior design and pioneers a candy-colored jewelry line called Reff [10]. His art has been exhibited all over the world and was even featured in high-end fashion line Hermes [11]‘ window displays in the United States and China.

+ Makoto Tojiki [3]

Via This Is Colossal [12]


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[3] Makoto Tojiki: http://www.makototojiki.com/index.html

[4] LED lights: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light-emitting_diode

[5] "No Shadow": http://www.makototojiki.com/man.html

[6] low-energy lighting technology: http://inhabitat.com/tag/led

[7] “No Shadow”: http://www.makototojiki.com/horse.html

[8] 3D piece: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D

[9] not limited: http://www.makototojiki.com/profile.html

[10] Reff: http://www.reff.jp/top.html

[11] Hermes: http://www.hermes.com/

[12] This Is Colossal : http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/02/light-sculptures-by-makoto-tojiki/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+colossal+%28Colossal%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

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