Sculptures of sushi made out of natural stone, a look at the artist Hama
Art student Hama sculpted a series of stone sushi pieces for his university thesis project. The works were on display as a group exhibition that featured works from 5 different schools in Tokyo. Some pieces of sushi represent well-known sushi served with tuna and many other types of fish. Some works featured human body parts like lips, fingers, and brains, replacing the “fish.”
Each piece of sushi was crafted out of natural materials which retain their natural coloring. By not coloring the stones, Hama had to pick the right materials for each type of fish and “body part.” The reasoning for depicting some of the sushi with human parts instead of fish was to bring our attention to the cycle of life and death. Hama explained in a Tweet which you can read below, that his experience working on a restaurant is what inspired this series.
“The reason why the human body is mixed is that the food that is abandoned under the theme of food loss is originally a living existence, and by putting the human body on the rice, the side who throws it away may also become an edible existence, it is said to eat I made it by incorporating it into the material with the desire to shape the visualization of actions and to cherish food.” – Hama (Via Twitter)
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