Which One Is The REAL Goldfish?
Not easy, is it?
The lovely specimen in the wooden saké box is a painting of a goldfish. Actually, it’s about a gazillion paintings of a goldfish. Artist Riusuke Fukahori builds these 3-D wonders by pouring a thin layer of clear resin, painting a slice of goldfish, pouring another layer of resin, painting the next layer, rinse, repeat, rinse, repeat, rinse, repeat…
Yeah. I know. How does he even know what part of the fish/pond weed/bug leg/fish poop is in that exact deepness of the water?
I just. Can’t. Even.
You can see these for yourself if you scamper over to Yokohama before next Monday (the exhibition at the Sky Building ends on Sunday the 28th), but if you’re geographically challenged, here’s a peek at the amazing eye candy on display:
If you’d like to see more art by Riusuke Fukahori, there are more lovely pictures here. If you’d like to see this exhibit in person, it’s FREE, and open through Sunday August 28, 2016, on the 10th floor of the Sky Building (スカイビル）right near Yokohama Station. Weekdays it’s open from 10:00 – 21:00, weekends 10:00 – 23:00.
After marveling at the fishes, Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Tokyo
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