|"Terry", black gesso, watercolor, acrylic & collage on Thomas Guide|
Today I borrowed from here ...
With a little bit of creativity & patience,
a household item can be art.
spare change lying around, it became a passion.
Tani primarily uses 1 and 5 yen coins, & occasionally
foreign coins, to create stunning, gravity-defying sculptures
that, at any moment, look like the could come tumbling down.
It takes hours of time and patience required for assembly.
|630 yen worth of 1 yen coins|
where he often shares how much time
each sculpture took to create (usually 2 – 3 hours).
He also adds some humor like “I have no other skills in life,
other than this” or “I sacrificed 2 hours of my life.”
Tani originally began stacking coins about 4 years ago.
Inspiration came from stacking a 10 & 1 yen coin at the time.
Tani’s art is a testament to the fact that
even the simple & ordinary can be honed to perfection.
Thanks again to Shunsuke Tani and...