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LIFE XXXIX(39) – Sea Clock

LIFE XXXIX(39) – Sea Clock



Title: LIFE XXXIX(39) – Sea Clock
Year: 2021
Size: 70 cm in diameter
Technique: Mixed media (wooden panel, rice paper, oyster shell, mineral pigment, colored ink, silver foil).

When I was a child, I saw an image of undersea volcanic activity on TV. I was amazed by the co-existence of fire and water. Boiling water shot from the sea bed every several minutes with clockwork precision. From a billion years ago, the ocean has been breathing, and continues to breathe even right now. Featured in Tenohira Online Museum in Japan (

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