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  • shinji turner-yamamoto | global tree project
    Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati OH USA DISAPPEARANCES PENTIMENTI HANGING GARDEN 2010 Contemporary Arts Center deconsecrated 19th century Holy Cross Church Cincinnati OH USA DISAPPEARANCES AN ETERNAL JOURNEY 2011 abandoned industrial building Grand Rapids MI USA 2011 ArtPrize International Juried Award twinned constellation star nest 2010 Gobi Desert Mongolia MONGOLIA 360 International Land Art Biennial SLEEPING TREE 2008 09 Greater Reston Arts Center Dogwood Elementary School woodland Reston VA USA SLEEPING VISHNU TREE 2005 Kiyomizu Temple Sutra Hall Kyoto Japan Kyoto Art Walk PETALS OF THE UNIVERSE 2008 series of plant fiber based 2 3 dimensional works Taidetehdas Artfactory Porvoo Finland SECRET GARDEN 2003 Sanskriti Foundation New Delhi India AQUA OMPHALOS BLUE GOLD 2000 2002 Roches Tower Crawford Art Gallery Cork Ireland LIGHTNING ongoing collaborators to date Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest BLUE GOLD AQUA OMPHALOS 2002 2000 Crawford Art Gallery Roches Tower Cork Ireland CONSTELLARIA QUINTESSENCE current CONSTELLATIONS ongoing series of paintings sculptures 2008 Ippaku tei teahouse installation Targetti Light Art Collection IRISH BLACK RAINBOW MOONBOW series of paintings 2005 site specific installation at Saigyo an DIVERGENT GAZE OF ANGELS ÅNGLARS AVVIKANDE BLICK 2004 series of photographs drawings Ekenäs Finland PALACE OF THE WINDS 2003 series of drawings New Delhi

    Original URL path: http://www.globaltreeproject.org/ (2016-02-13)
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  • shinji turner-yamamoto | global tree project | axis mundi | zentrum paul klee
    2015 24 January 2016 Curated by Zentrum director Peter Fischer and curator Brigitt Bürgi ABOUT TREES also features the work of Louise Bourgeois Mark Dion Paul Klee Paul McCarthy Shirin Neshat Pipilotti Rist and Wolfgang Tillmans among others ABOUT TREES the first in a series of related shows that continues into 2017 is dedicated to the tree as a motif in international contemporary art The exhibitions look at the elements and earth and connections to the Zentrum Paul Klee s thematic focus on nature culture and agriculture I n the soaring main museum hall designed by architect Renzo Piano I will suspend a dying birch tree This inverted tree arbor inversa forms an axis mundi each visitor becomes the second axis mundi According to an ancient Arabic tradition Plato declared man to be a plant turned upside down whose roots stretch to heaven and whose branches reach to earth The installation invites viewers to reflect on the axis mundi initially focusing on the arbor inversa It is my hope the viewer s attention then shifts to their own centeredness and sacredness The tree will further become an icon like the Nehan zu Nirvana Painting depicting the death of the historical

    Original URL path: http://www.globaltreeproject.org/axis_mundi_arbor_inversa.html (2016-02-13)
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  • shinji turner-yamamoto | global tree project | hanging garden / disappearances
    Places Cincinnati OH USA presenting sponsor Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America Inc supporting sponsor Marilyn and Martin Wade contributing sponsors Schlachter Family Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation Vista Foundation Mary and Bill Baskett April and John Schneider supported by Embassy of Japan in the United States of America Consulate General of Japan in Detroit Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati Ohio Buddhist Vihara Spirit of Place Spirit of Design strategic partners Contemporary Arts Center Art Academy of Cincinnati in kind sponsors Back Tree Service BIO PLEX Cassinelli s Glendale Nursery Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation Cincinnati Park Board Essencha Tea House Fine Teas HGC Construction Inc Mount Adams Pavilion Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements Simpson Sons Inc Structural Systems Repair Group THP Limited Inc Towne Properties Van Praag Productions Wayne Buildings Inc project director Judith Turner Yamamoto arboricultural advisor Tim Back community outreach director Cate Dean AAC student coordinator Claire Brose media outreach advisor Preeti Thakar development advisor Mary Sturk Art Academy of Cincinnati sculpture drawing students Jaclyn Bishop Chelsea Carpenter Eunha Chung Chris Clements Cody Detmer Katelyn Dobson Ryan Flanagan Megan Gertz Cody Gunningham Liz Hardy Lindsey Henderson Cassandra Klemm Daniel P Lansdown Alicia Little Laura Wilmanns Jessica Wittwer special thanks Kit Anderson Satoshi Aoki Sota Arakawa Evi Banzhaf McCord Keith Benjamin Neil Bortz Elliott Brose Jerry Burnside Stephan Carbonara Pete Cassinelli Judi Cettel Anne Chasser Claire Darley Rico DeLuca Kristin Dugas Mike Elam Charlotte Hahn Mark Hoffman Alexandra Horenberg Mike Huseman Ven Daiun Iba Misako Ito Kazuo Konuma Danny Krzynowek Ryan Kurtz Kathleen Lane Setsuko LeCroix Brian Lori Kuninori Matsuda Jean McCafferty Tracy Monson May Moran Tamera Muente Julie Murphy Andrew Otradovec Travis L Price III Neil J Quinn Pam Reilly Steven Rosen Thomas R Schiff Rebecca Seeman Nick Shore Michael Siemer Nick Siemer Akiko Miyamoto Strickland Ven Koppakande Sumanajothi Adam Traversa Rob Van Praag MaryAnne Van Praag Mick Voynovich Kathy Wilson Jayne Zuberbuhler DISAPPEARANCES 2010 11 site specific installation created with debris from Holy Cross Church pulverized wall plaster marble dust gesso powder Included is PENTIMENTI a series of paintings on plaster and gypsum relief fragments with chipped paint fragments 24kt gold and silver leaf gesso clay bole animal glue tree resin Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati OH USA curator Justine Ludwig supported by Contemporary Arts Center Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America Inc special thanks Raphaela Platow Joshua Mattie Sean Dunn I n 2008 when I first walked in the church I literally got gooseflesh The interior was so unexpected after the well maintained façade I walked into a ruin The ceiling is stripped bare to the rafters there is missing plaster the wall is bare down to the wood lathe in places What paint left is scaling The place was filled with office equipment a chaotic assortment of things Of course it s a de consecrated space but this was so surprising I felt the building was dying not only physically but spiritually I needed to see new life in this decaying church

    Original URL path: http://www.globaltreeproject.org/hanging_garden.html (2016-02-13)
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  • shinji turner-yamamoto | global tree project | disappearances: an eternal journey
    Design 2011 ArtPrize International Juried Award juror Nuit Banai art historian and critic Department of Visual and Critical Studies at Tufts University School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston curator Paul Amenta exhibition coordinator Tom Clinton special thanks Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest Michigan Natural Storage Grand Rapids Gypsum Mine Storming the Castle Pictures James Balkon Terry Frixen James Morse Jeffrey Muskovin Amanda Opolski Tom Wagner W hen we drive heat our homes or cook we burn oil coal or gas fossils created by the decay of plants and animals 350 million years ago A curiosity about minerals and fossils has long informed my work While an art student in Kyoto I collected them in abandoned mines mountains and rivers They fascinated me for their beauty but also for the perfect relationship between them and their matrixes the solid matter in which a fossil or crystal is embedded Taking them from matrixes was completely different from collecting stones on the beach or from a river bank I needed tools to remove them from these rock masses Seeing smoky crystals in a small hole at the corner of an enormous rock they moved me their holistic beauty seemed sacred untouchable I thought I would take one crystal which meant destroying innumerable small crystals With each blow they disappeared transformed into white powder The change was like the scattering of our ashes a profound vanishing of beauty My initial taboo evaporated This ultimate material powder and dust which seemed eternally in the process of vanishing became the singular material in my paintings sculpture and installations In Disappearances An Eternal Journey I worked with fossil materials 400 million year old coral the concrete floor of the exhibition space created from burnt limestone gypsum formed by ancient lake and sea water to create

    Original URL path: http://www.globaltreeproject.org/artprize_sitelab.html (2016-02-13)
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  • shinji turner-yamamoto | global tree project | twinned constellation / star nest
    CONSTELLATION STAR NEST TWINNED CONSTELLATION 2010 site specific installation with gold leaf on naturally formed concave granite with observation space Baga Gazriin Chuluu Gobi Desert Mongolia MONGOLIA 360 International Land Art Biennial photography Do Jae Hong STAR NEST 2010 site specific installation with stone gold leaf silver leaf and tree The stone sculpture element is now in the permanent collection of the Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery Baga Gazriin Chuluu Gobi Desert Mongolia MONGOLIA 360 International Land Art Biennial Installations dedicated to two 19th century monks who created rock drawings in Baga Gazriin Chuluu Gobi Desert Mongolia TWINNED CONSTELLATION 2010 site specific installation with gold leaf on naturally formed concave granite with observation space Baga Gazriin Chuluu Gobi Desert Mongolia MONGOLIA 360 International Land Art Biennial STAR NEST 2010 site specific installation with stone gold leaf silver leaf and tree The stone sculpture element is now in the permanent collection of the Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery Baga Gazriin Chuluu Gobi Desert Mongolia MONGOLIA 360 International Land Art Biennial curator Rajath Suri director coordinator Marc Schmitz supported by MONGOLIA 360 International Land Art Biennial Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery photography Angela Volkner MONGOLIA 360 International Land Art Biennial disappearances an

    Original URL path: http://www.globaltreeproject.org/land_art_mongolia_360.html (2016-02-13)
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  • shinji turner-yamamoto | global tree project | sleeping tree | greater reston arts center
    volunteer plant sprouts from the base while baby ferns grow from channels along the trunk and branches and mounds on the floor Undulating its way to the ceiling this miraculous meditation on the cycle of life forms a holistic link between heaven and earth From start to finish the project took over two years with Shinji Turner Yamamoto teaming up with community volunteers naturalists and other specialists After the tree s initial uprooting and replanting in a parking lot it went on view at GRACE for five weeks Then leaving behind a swirling tracery of dirt leaves and twigs it was moved to the grounds of nearby Dogwood Elementary School Here the artist made another mound and painted the tree with a clay slip from the original soil to highlight the return to the starting point A frequent shape in Turner Yamamoto s work the mound is based on two he saw at a Shinto shrine in Kyoto where they served as vessels for spiritual power In Sleeping Tree the regeneration metaphor hinges on the shape As both womb and tomb the mound affirms the procreative potential of nature complementing the birthing allusions of the channel system and the tree spade Turner Yamamoto had his own rebirth as a child when he escaped the urban asphalt of Osaka and encountered the forest and the sea for the first time He began collecting fossils and other organic materials later experimenting with them to create pigments His interest in physical properties grew into an exploration of metaphoric potential In his current practice the use of handmade colors from indigenous materials acts as a portal into the landscape letting him feel its rhythms stratum by stratum and record his emotional response Sleeping Tree is the latest incarnation of the Global Tree Project a

    Original URL path: http://www.globaltreeproject.org/greater_reston_arts_center.html (2016-02-13)
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  • shinji turner-yamamoto | global tree project | sleeping vishnu tree | kyoto art walk
    torinoko paper on 4 antique Japanese gilded folding screens 174 x 704 cm Kiyomizu Temple Sutra Hall Kyoto Japan Kyoto Art Walk SLEEPING VISHNU TREE 2005 site specific installation with in situ Buddha statues and a gilded folding screen painting SLEEPING VISHNU TREE 2005 henna milk water gold leaf gesso clay bole animal glue vegetable glue torinoko paper on 4 antique Japanese gilded folding screens 174 x 704 cm Kiyomizu Temple Sutra Hall Kyoto Japan Kyoto Art Walk supported by Kyoto Art Walk Association Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan Kyoto City special thanks Kiyomizu Temple Kyoto City University of Arts Japanese painting conservation restoration studio Michio Miyamoto Mie Nakao Nagisa Nomura Yuko Kotetsu Toru Ohta S tatues depicting Buddha and his two attendants seated on lotus flowers dominate the sutra hall at Kiyomizu Temple At the center of this space I created an enclosure using four antique Japanese gilded folding screens On their verso working with henna I drew a supine tree that enfolds the created space in its embrace The tree floats in a sea of gold leaf applied using the Byzantine technique A universe of small convex mirrors surrounds the tree recalling the convex surfaces seen in

    Original URL path: http://www.globaltreeproject.org/kyoto_art_walk.html (2016-02-13)
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  • shinji turner-yamamoto | global tree project | petals of the universe | porvoo artfactory - porvoon taidetehdas
    x 24 x 14 cm private collection PETALS OF THE UNIVERSE 2008 tansy flower fiber kaolin clay birch seed 21 5 x 21 5 x 5 cm private collection PETALS OF THE UNIVERSE 2008 cotton seed fiber kaolin clay birch seeds SLEEPING TREE dogwood twigs leaves seeds SLEEPING TREE Virginia clay 24 x 24 x 10 cm private collection LANDSCAPE 2008 cotton and linen seed fiber willow tree bast fiber stone 24kt gold leaf tree resin 47 x 70 x 5 cm LANDSCAPE 2008 cotton and linen seed fiber willow tree bast fiber stone 24kt gold leaf tree resin 45 x 33 x 5 cm LANDSCAPE 2008 cotton and linen seed fiber willow tree bast fiber stone 24kt gold leaf tree resin 41 x 32 x 5 cm PETALS OF THE UNIVERSE 2008 series of plant fiber based 2 3 dimensional works with tansy flower leave stem fiber willow tree bast fiber cotton seed fiber linen seed fiber birch seed clay stones Taidetehdas Artfactory Porvoo Finland supported by Porvoo A i R ry rf Taidetehdas Artfactory Finnair special thanks Anne Räisänen Maikku Huovila I n the western papermaking process very short plant fibers are initially held together through the application

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