Chiharu Shiota's spatial installations underscore the guiding principle behind nature: connectivity between things. Peter Fischer (via We Find Wildness) characterizes Shiota's work of the Osaka-born, Berlin-based artist as occupying a space between two extremes, â€œOn the one hand, in her installations she creates a world of her own, a world delineated as a spatial entity divorced from external reality [â€¦] and on the other, the installations are metaphors for the web of nightmares wherein she is ensnared. The network of cotton threads traps her in her sleep like a spiderâ€™s web in which she is hopelessly entangled, nervously woven into it, without an Ariadneâ€™s thread to extricate her."
They're also stunningly beautiful.
Thanks to Design Boom for the introduction.
Visit Shiota's portfolio site HERE.