Chyokoku-nuri is traditional Japanese craft technique which consist of applying Urushi lacquer on a sculpted wood. The smooth color of the Urushi emphasizes the beauty of the sculpted form, to result in a new artistic expression.
The deep black Urushi is traditionally made by mixing iron oxide with lacquer.
Because of the magnetic property of the iron oxide, the sculpted form has is own magnetic pattern. In this installation piece, we visualized this magnetic pattern that the craft has using magnetic sheets.