is a window installation composed of 113 handmade pinwheels sourced from materials found in essential stores during the Spring 2020 Tokyo Covid-19 lockdown.
"Kazaguruma," meaning pinwheel, was inspired by the invisible forces in our lives during a time of Covid and the uprising of the Black Lives Matters racial justice movement.
I built this installation during an artist residency at Almost Perfect Gallery in Tokyo. I wanted a way to have the traditional end of residency show, but with Covid preventing indoor gatherings, I turned the entire front of the gallery space into my canvas.
Kazaguruma brings the gallery out from the gallery wall to the sidewalk for every passerby to reflect on the invisible forces in their own lives as the wind animates the pinwheels in surprising, beautiful, and mesmerizing ways.