This work is inspired by the unstable weather in Toyama, Japan. “Weather Project” is a vehicle to visualize natural light, and the brightness of the work depends on weather. It uses a phosphorescent glass that absorbs UV light like sunshine then emits it slowly over time to illuminate darkness without any light resources. I was drawn to using this type of glass to record and contain sunshine because the sun does not shine much in Toyama. The cloudy environment helped me realize how vital sunshine is for me both mentally and physically. How can I bottle and release sunshine in glass?
All tableware of Weather Sunshine is a container of sunshine. I invite people to come to a darken room that have sat up all tableware on a big table. The tableware is made by phosphorescent glass and the work has been exposed under sunshine. I bring back into inside after exposure. There is no water and food on and in tableware. Participants appreciate holding sunshine through seeing, touching and licking the tableware. The work is getting darker and darker and finally completely blackout in a room.