Asami Watanabe






Straw, brass, copper




The emotion is born from the inside. It is an indication we are alive. It springs out when we feel happi- ness, sadness, joy, loneliness, pain. The crystal of emotion produced from our body becomes a flower. Each flower is different and expresses a particular personality.
Through deep research about a material, I always explore its characteristics and discover its inherent qualities. I cut straws, gather and melt them. Τhey become one total piece. Each straw is a metaphor for a being, “ourself”. While groups of straws symbolise “family”, “friends”, “society”. I want to show that when “the many” become “one” there is a beautiful and strong energy emanating. I would like you to feel this energy and its power for happiness.