Shinohara's House

The Niigata land and Water Festival, 2015

The Niigata Land And Water Festivals, 2009, 2012, 2015 presented my Work Shinohara’s House.  This house had been moved to the village of Gokahama when the village in which it was situated, Kakuminhama, sank beneath the encroaching ocean.

Kakuminaha was famous for singing sand. My bronze and glass columns sang when a mixture of glass beads and sand were poured through them. This work remained in Japan but I realised that a version of this musical piece would transfer to another context and have consequently shown related works at Articulate Gallery and the Blue MountainsCcultural Centre.

( see Donna Brett, Craft Arts International Vol 93, 2015 for further detail.)