3. A Story About Found Objects

I frequently discover objects that inspire new creations when I am just taking a walk, or in some other situation unrelated to art production. These are called “found objects.” My “housekeeping art” has an aspect tied to found objects.

I first learned about found objects when I began studying art. At that time, I used to go out exploring, to discover found objects.

When I look back on that now, I hadn’t fully appreciated the crucial spontaneity of the found object as art. I would set out, deliberately searching for found objects. The peculiar, reciprocal moment, when the artist finds the object, and the object becomes found, was lost in the deliberate search. (Japanese site)

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