Haruko Okano. ENVIRONMENTAL WORK | INDOOR 8
2009 Thorn Bowl
Thorn Bowl, 2009
Medium: Paper and found natural materials, Mexico Dimensions: 4’Dia x 2’H
Crepe paper specific to Mexico combined with found palm fronds and thorns.
2009 Translucent Mandela
Translucent Mandela, 2009
Medium: Jacaranda seeds, leaf stems and translucent paper Dimensions: 30” x 40”
This is a double sided piece that is only fully visible when lit from the backside.
2010 Clean Sweep
Clean Sweep, 2010
Medium: mixed media
Dimensions:approx: 4’W x 4’L x 4.5’H
Based on information from the Aztec prophecy for the world as we know it, Clean Sweep warns of radical changes needed if we are to develop a harmonious and better balanced relationship with the natural world and each other.
2010 Snakes and Ladders, Memorial for the Miners of Hidalgo
Snakes and Ladders, Memorial for the Miners of Hidalgo, 2010
Medium: Site specific to Real del Monte, Mexico Detritus branches, earth and cast skulls in recycled coffee grounds.
Dimensions: 8’W x 7’H x 2.5 ‘ D
Inspired by the tragic death of 26 miners at the Purisima Mine outside of Real del Monte in the 70’s the style of ladders for this installation is designed after the original log ladders used in the early mines.