This Art Installation is Made Up of Countless Paper Kites

By: Jana Pijak - Sep 29, 2014
References: jacobhashimoto & spoon-tamago
Artist Jacob Hashimoto's most recent paper sculpture is immersive and reflective of his Japanese heritage. The art installation is made up of countless, paper kites that are transformed into vibrantly mapped and topographic scenes.

The paper sculptures are inspired by an ancient Japanese tradition that calls on fathers to gift paper kites to their first-born son. When asking his own father for career tips, Hashimoto was told to "build kites" and fell in love with this newfound hobby.

His latest art installation immerses one into a world of vivid hues and paper elements. Each of his kite compositions is textural and is tiled across his gallery space. The result is a sensory and interactive installation that takes one into a room, made of countless kite fragments.