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Yayoi Yokoyama

Daido Institute of Technology
Kagamihara-Shi Gifu, Japan
yayoi@qc4.so-net.ne.jp
Crystal box


Artist Statement: I have been making work based on the theme that things like flowers and jewels are always universal. This work is based on the childhood memory of opening a toy box and a jewel box. It includes various jewels and laces, and glasses made with 3D computer graphics.

The work was created with the very simple method of rotation symmetry. But the variation of the geometrical pattern is based on changing parameters of the symmetrical shaft, so the rotation angle cuts off the image in unexpected ways. Using the computer reduced the time required to create good symmetrical repetition. Eventually, the images started to become more complex, resembling flowers and fruits and crystals that changed over time. The completed image feels like a kaleidoscope view of the materials.