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Sudsy Art Installations

Foam by Kohei Nawa Had Guests Wading Through Imaginatively

— November 6, 2013 — Art & Design
The art installation titled Foam by Kohei Nawa, an artist born in Osaka, Japan, looks like something straight out of the imagination of a child. As its name suggests, it is entirely made out of foam. As Neatorama cleverly points out, it "looks like a dishwashing experiment gone wrong."

Made up of large suds of soap, Foam by Kohei Nawa is a simple installation that was created with only three ingredients: detergent, glycerin and water. As a result, large waves of form were formed. Best of all, however, is the fact that guests viewing the installation were invited to wade through it. In this way, Foam by Kohei Nawa is an interactive experience. People were able to shaped the foam in a multitude of fun ways until it disappeared all together.
Trend Themes
1. Interactive Foam Installations - The trend of creating art installations using interactive foam experiences provides opportunities for artists to create unique immersive environments.
2. Experimental Material Art - Using uncommon materials like foam in art installations creates unique and disruptive experiences that challenge traditional art mediums.
3. Childlike Art Installations - Art installations that look like they were created by children provide a fun and imaginative escape for guests to interact with, offering an opportunity for emerging artists to showcase their work.
Industry Implications
1. Art Galleries - Art galleries that showcase interactive foam installations have the potential to attract a wider and younger audience, creating new markets for art sales.
2. Theme Parks - Foam installations offer a fun and unique experience for theme park visitors, creating opportunities for theme park companies to differentiate themselves from competitors.
3. Event Planning - Professional event planners can incorporate interactive foam installations into their event designs to provide guests with a cutting-edge and unforgettable experience, creating a new niche market for innovative event design services.
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