ARTIST'S INTRODUCTION / STATEMENT
Born in Osaka in 1953. After graduating from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University, he worked for Design Office Yoyosha Co. After working for Tadashi Yamamoto Architectural General Laboratory, established the design office Hirano Chiiki Keikaku in 1993. Currently he is a first-class architect. He is a first-class architect. In 2011, he started "Vegetable Lighting Art," which illuminates vegetables and fruits from the inside, and has held exhibitions and workshops in various places in Japan.
Message from the artist
We look at vegetables with reflected light in our daily lives. We perceive their vivid luster and color gradation by reflected light. But the delicious texture of vegetables is largely due to the effect of light reflected with some depth from the surface layer of vegetables due to the transparency of the vegetable surface, which contains a lot of water. Vegetables contain more than 80% water, and surprisingly, light penetrates through them. We are looking at cells that are layered deep into the vegetable. What would happen if we took advantage of the transparency of vegetables and looked at them with transmitted light? We would be able to see a new texture of vegetables.
Furthermore, would new "tastes" of vegetables not emerge?