09
Oct
07

My new work.

I talked in the last post about my new work, involving Gashapon. Well I’ve finished a couple of tiny tiny works, and I had to photograph them for the graduating catalogue, so here’s a quick looksee, and afterwards, a lot of Wikipedia articles to explain things, haha:

Japan Series 1 photo from my Flickr account.

In the little capsules there are toilet slippers (at the Dohokan we had some of these exact slippers shown below, except they were red and blue!). There is a bucket from the Onsen, with a ‘modesty towel’. There is some Green Tea (Matcha) ice cream (picture below from Dining Bar Musashi in Sydney).

Japanese Toilet Slippers (from Wikipedia) Green Tea ice cream from Dining Bar Musashi in Sydney

There’s a loaf of bread – which is now bizarre after looking at this post by Tokyo Times – you see, I now realise that my bread is completely the wrong shape. Memories are indeed funny, and selective – I remembered the ‘important thing’, being the number of slices (that being six), but I forgot about the shape, so I must have substituted my traditional ‘symbol for bread’ into my memory, haha (wow, I’ve been thinking too much about my theory class – ‘Memory’). Anyway, there are some navy blue Jika-tabi (two-toed workman/farmer shoes) off to the side. And lastly, you can just see the fingertips of some white gloves that all drivers – taxi, bus, shuttle bus, and train drivers – wear.

A Japanese loaf of bread (from Tokyo Times blog) Jika-tabi from Wikipedia

Soo, yeah. That is my current work. Next up, I believe, is a series of scenes – for example, inside a train, a road crossing, a shop, a temple, etc. – either set up in bigger versions of the capsules, like toys not put together, or set up in sushi/bento boxes, stacked on top of one another. And lastly, I think there will be an inflatable capsule, maybe with a chair inside? We’ll see eventually.

– Lydia

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3 Responses to “My new work.”


  1. October 18, 2007 at 3:24 am

    interesting work. did you resin cast the domes? regards, http://darinwhite.wordpress.com

  2. 2 lashe
    October 18, 2007 at 9:21 pm

    Thank you!
    And no, I didn’t – the domes are actually found objects. They are the capsules from capsule toys (little toys from vending machines, also called Gashapon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gashapon) that I bought while in Japan. Though I have considered casting them, I don’t really have the time before assessment, haha.
    Thanks again – Lydia

  3. November 5, 2007 at 5:06 am

    keep up the good work! darin


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