Waterfall by Tokujin Yoshioka is Made of 300,000 Plastic Straws

 - Dec 1, 2011
References: tokujin & mymodernmet
The art installation titled Waterfall by Tokujin Yoshioka is just as ethereal as the Japan-based artist's past creations. It is centered around his rippling glass Waterfall Table, which looks as though it were a cross-section from a real waterfall or moving stream. Yet, its surroundings are what really takes the audience's breath away. This installation is made up of 300,000 white plastic drinking straws, arranged to look like fluffy, cumulus clouds.

The art installation Waterfall by Tokujin Yoshioka marks his first exhibition in Sydney, Australia. Showing at the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation until mid-December of this year, the installation plays with the viewer's mind as he or she tries to grasp at the fact that it is simply crafted out of plastic straws. It also gives new meaning to this everyday object.