Artist Spotlight | Sayuri Sasaki Hemann

December 10, 2014

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I have had Sayuri Sasaki Hemann's whimsical jellyfish installations bookmarked for a couple years, and I thought I would revisit her work on this gloomy December day. Sayuri's fiber landscapes beautifully capture the graceful, ethereal movement of my favorite aquatic animal.

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These scenes are from Sayuri's Urban Aquarium project. The traveling installation constructs a jellyfish aquarium in unexpected places, like here in the Portland International Airport. I love the light and the calm these figures evoke.

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You can migrate a jellyfish to your own space by purchasing one of Sayuri's jellyfish! I know this would be perfect for a kid's room, but I would love a few jellies of my own. Such an imagination.

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I love the subtle movement of the fish within the tank:


To see more jellyfish and Sayuri Sasaki Hemann's other work (paintings, mixed media, works on paper!), visit the artist's website Sayuri's World.

All images via Sayuri's World

2 comments:

  1. Wow, amazing art! Thanks for sharing, Lucy!

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    1. Thanks, Shu! Isn't the video mesmerizing?

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