Yoshino Cherry :  Commissioned work for Grantham Art Prize 2018

 Exhibited at Dyson Building, Royal College of Art Aug 20-30, 2019

For this installation,  Michiko has teamed up with Dr Kris Murray and Sonia Tiedt from Imperial College London whose research looks at how global changes, such as climate, can alter the distribution of species.

The Yoshino cherry tree is widely known as the most common of all cherry trees in Japan and across the world, including in Washington, USA. However, what most people don’t know is that these iconic trees are in fact all clones and therefore highly vulnerable to new diseases and changes to insect populations that result from climate change. Through this multimedia installation, Yamamoto seeks to raise awareness of the importance of plant biodiversity and international cooperation in the fight against climate change. 

 

In this mini-theater like installation, the moving images of weather phenomena and other issue caused by climate change are projected onto laser-cut wooden cherry blossoms which are hanged from the top. The burned smell from the laser-cut wood pieces creates the atmosphere of global warming as an impact of climate change. The hand-printed book is made from a series of woodcuts using both laser-cut and hand-cut plywood boards. It illustrates how these trees are cloned and planted after the end of the Second World War on the burnt-out areas of Japan, the concerns for their present decline and the importance of biodiversity.

​Yoshino-Cherry Tree (Video 1)

2019, mixed media( hanging objects and projection),  1.45 x 2.5 x 1.8 m

​Yoshino-Cherry Tree ( Video2)

2019, mixed media ( hanging objects and projection),  1.45 x 2.5 x 1.8 m

This section include, Mike Olbinski's storm images

Yoshino Cherry
2019, mixed media( hanging objects and projection), 1.45m x 2.5m x 1.8m, this work include the storm images of Mike Olbinski

This is the commissioned work for the Grantham Art Prize 2018
Yoshino Cherry
2019, mixed media( hanging objects and projection), 1.45m x 2.5m x 1.8m, this work include the storm images of Mike Olbinski

This is the commissioned work for the Grantham Art Prize 2018

©︎ Imperial College London
Yoshino Cherry Tree
2019, mixed media( hanging objects and projection), 1.45m x 2.5m x 1.8m, this work include the storm images of Mike Olbinski

This is the commissioned work for the Grantham Art Prize 2018
Slow Slaughters (Jiro the dog)
2019, mixed media, 7cm x 15cm ( a part of large scale installation)
Michiko’s new installation reflects her father’s dying and the fragility of life and all nature.

‘Personal tragedy and natural disaster often can be slow, quiet, and invisible much like climate change, but powerful beauty can be found in such poignant moments.’- Michiko Yamamoto
Slow Slaughters
2019, mixed media, 4m x 7m x 2.5m Photo: Enlightened Photography
Michiko’s new installation reflects her father’s dying and the fragility of life and all nature.

‘Personal tragedy and natural disaster often can be slow, quiet, and invisible much like climate change, but powerful beauty can be found in such poignant moments.’- Michiko Yamamoto
Slow Slaughters
2019, mixed media, 4m x 7m x 2.5m Photo:
Michiko’s new installation reflects her father’s dying and the fragility of life and all nature.

‘Personal tragedy and natural disaster often can be slow, quiet, and invisible much like climate change, but powerful beauty can be found in such poignant moments.’- Michiko Yamamoto
Lily and me
2015, vinyl-sheet, UV-LED, fluorescent pigment, tracing paper, and wire, 1,000cm×550cm×320cm
Lily and me
2015, vinyl-sheet, UV-LED, fluorescent pigment, tracing paper, and wire, 1,000cm×550cm×320cm
Lily and me (Detail)
2015, vinyl-sheet, UV-LED, fluorescent pigment, tracing paper, and wire, 1,000cm×550cm×320cm
Data Centric Science
2015, commission work for Research Organization of Information and systems, mixed media,123cm×125cmx180cm
Data Centric Science
2015, commission work for Research Organization of Information and systems, mixed media,123cm×125cmx180cm
Data Centric Science
2015, commission work for Research Organization of Information and systems, mixed media,123cm×125cmx180cm
Data Centric Science
2015, commission work for Research Organization of Information and systems, mixed media,123cm×125cmx180cm
crystallized
2017, cray and urea crystal, 25cm x 20cm
Memory Consolidation
2017, mixed media
25cm x 35cm
Snow Thaw (overhead view)
2006, marble, 110cm ×200cm×35cm
ALEXANDER PRIZE,
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Blossom in Alarm-Global Warming Ⅰ
2006, mixed media, 400cm ×700cm ×1,200cm
Blossom in Alarm-Global Warming Ⅱ
2009, Oil on canvas,110cm x 150cm
Exodus-extinct birds
2005, wood and wire, 6.0m×9.5m×7.0m
Permanent Collection, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum
Ward Prize in Sculpture
Exodus-extinct birds
2005, wood and wire, 6.0m×9.5m×7.0m
Permanent Collection, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum
Ward Prize in Sculpture
Exodus-extinct birds
2005, wood and wire, 6.0m×9.5m×7.0m
Permanent Collection, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum,
Ward Prize in Sculpture
Cloned cherry (Book)
2019, Woodblock Print (book), 21cm x 27 cm

This is the commissioned work for the Grantham Art Prize 2018
Extinct Birds (Book)
2019, Woodblock Print (book), 21cm x 27 cm

This is the commissioned work for the Grantham Art Prize 2018
Arrival of the bugs
2019, Woodblock Print (book), 21cm x 27 cm

This is the commissioned work for the Grantham Art Prize 2018
Fox Stone (Children's Book)
2005, screen print, 25cm x 32cm
Print Center Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Fox Stone (Children's Book)
2005, screen print, 25cm x 32cm
Print Center Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Fox Stone (Children's Book)
2005, screen print, 25cm x 32cm
Print Center Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Collective Unconsciousness
2015, Rubber plate print
29cm x 40cm
Carving Stone
2015, linocut and stamp print, 29cm x 38cm
"Carving stone" is like finding myself in stone. By removing pieces of marble I was finding pieces of my soul
again that had been shrouded in illness.
Untitled
2007, woodblock, 28cm x 50cm
The Graphic Chemical and Ink Company Purchase Award at
the 81st Annual International Competition: Printmaking! from Print Center, Philadelphia, PA
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Slow Slaughters (Jiro the dog)

2019, mixed media, 7cm x 15cm ( a part of large scale installation) Michiko’s new installation reflects her father’s dying and the fragility of life and all nature. ‘Personal tragedy and natural disaster often can be slow, quiet, and invisible much like climate change, but powerful beauty can be found in such poignant moments.’- Michiko Yamamoto