CRAFTSCAPE

 

Traditionally, the reflective surface of the Urushi lacquer is described with the metaphor of water surface. This art piece brings this metaphor alive by shining a LED light on a reflective surface made of Urushi. By laser cutting a normally rigid Urushi, we created a flexible surface which is moved by motors. When the reflected light is shone on a wall, the contrast with the shadow brings life to a constantly changing landscape of light. .