"If you could find anything you like in a pocket what would it be? ”

Watch “Poketto” on #Vimeo

んとよ、こごさ ポケットあっと思ってけろな。 んでそっからなんでもすぎななででくっとすっと何いいべな。書いでみねがい。絵さしてもいいなだ。 ほしたらそいず ポケットんながさいっちょくべ。ほがの人書いだなも見でみ。"If you could find anything you like in a pocket what would it be? Write it. Draw it. Leave it in a pocket. Read what others said.”


QAI17

What Dwelling means to you?  A space could be divided into this side and the other side by a piece of wall. What dose this side mean to you? What about the other side?  

When I still lived in my parents house that was a newly built large modern house in suburban Tokyo, I did not enjoy being there.  It was such a great feeling to live in my own old small studio apartment with sharing vault toilet.  You never know what makes someone happy.

ぺらぺらの紙切れで空間を区切ってみる。あっち側とこっち側。 あなたにとってこっち側はどんな意味がある? あっち側は? 東京郊外で新築のそこそこ大きな実家に住んでいたけれど、20歳の頃、汲み取り共同トイレの小さなアパートに引っ越した。親の立場になれば色々思うことはあるけれど、私の立場になって思えるのは私だけなので。引っ越してよかった。その数年後には、日本を出てしまったわけだけれど。

 Over two decades ago, I started to collect junkmails to make handmade paper mache. Plastic windows are bi-products of it. The nature of the material: transparency, strength, flexibility, sound, colors and designs which reflect the envelopes’ original purposes, has led me continue my investigation. 20年以上前、頼みもしないのに毎日届くジャンクメールを使って、紙粘土を作っていました。その副産物として生まれたのが、宛先を見せるための窓。軽いのに意外と丈夫、情報保護のためのデザイン、そして良い音を出してくれます。紙粘土より、窓の方が使いたい機会が増えて来ちゃいました。

Over two decades ago, I started to collect junkmails to make handmade paper mache. Plastic windows are bi-products of it. The nature of the material: transparency, strength, flexibility, sound, colors and designs which reflect the envelopes’ original purposes, has led me continue my investigation. 20年以上前、頼みもしないのに毎日届くジャンクメールを使って、紙粘土を作っていました。その副産物として生まれたのが、宛先を見せるための窓。軽いのに意外と丈夫、情報保護のためのデザイン、そして良い音を出してくれます。紙粘土より、窓の方が使いたい機会が増えて来ちゃいました。

 All insides of envelopes create interior of the dwelling. Most of windows show their original security camouflage design as their frame. If you could be at the site, would hear the sound the windows make. 情報保護のための内側面を合わせてこっち側を作りました。あっち側から見れば、こっちがあっち側です。

All insides of envelopes create interior of the dwelling. Most of windows show their original security camouflage design as their frame. If you could be at the site, would hear the sound the windows make. 情報保護のための内側面を合わせてこっち側を作りました。あっち側から見れば、こっちがあっち側です。

 QAI event went to 4pm. My project has extended till 8pm with potable lights. Yoko and Mayuko, Thank you for your great support till late this night. ライト持参で、夜の公園にしばらくいることにしました。付き合ってくれた、まゆこさん、ヨーコさん、感謝です。

QAI event went to 4pm. My project has extended till 8pm with potable lights. Yoko and Mayuko, Thank you for your great support till late this night. ライト持参で、夜の公園にしばらくいることにしました。付き合ってくれた、まゆこさん、ヨーコさん、感謝です。

 It is great to be able to participate QAI17, Queens wide Public Art Event as my 4th year. Thank you. Yvonne Shortt, for your great effort to make it happen again.

It is great to be able to participate QAI17, Queens wide Public Art Event as my 4th year. Thank you. Yvonne Shortt, for your great effort to make it happen again.

Come over Queens! Queens Art Intervention 2017. Tomorrow, Sat, 12-7pm.

DWELLING WITH THOUSAND WINDOWS: Sep.23, Sat, 12-7pm. Simply come over to Murray Playground on 21st Street x 45th Ave, Long Island City, NY. ( Take 7train to Court Sq station. E/M/G lines won’t stop at this station this weekend) or come with used window envelopes if you have any.  We will be working on a green circle under the trees right inside from 21st Street entrance. Starting around noon, help me building dwelling, put rope between trees and hung large window drapes with balance. Walk in and out of the see-through window walls. See other side. Go to the other side. What dwelling means to you. Write/Draw about it. Leave your note for Queens Art Intervention exhibit at Queens Museum in December.  

For updated info during the event, Check my Instagram  and/or  Facebook

And don’t forget to visit 11 other sites in Queens!

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Take 7 line to Court Sq station. E/M/G lines won’t stop at this station this weekend.

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Are you ready to be in Jackson Heights, Queens, TODAY?

Today, 17th is the second and last day of Queens Art Intervention 2016. 1-4pm at Diversity Plaza, Jackson Hts, Queens.

My GumHearts appliquéd t-shirts are waiting for you to be recreated into a tote bags to go home with you. Open to public and free for participation.

Curated By Yvonne Shortt. Director of RPGA Studio. http://www.regoparkgreenalliance.org

Other artists to participate:  Deborah Wasserman, Rica Takashima + 

 Thank you for your participation by donation your unwanted t-shirts!  They are ready for next participation in Jackson Heights, Queens, today. I would love to see GumHearts-T-shirt-Bags to be used on the street.

Thank you for your participation by donation your unwanted t-shirts!  They are ready for next participation in Jackson Heights, Queens, today. I would love to see GumHearts-T-shirt-Bags to be used on the street.

Each GumHearts Appliquéd T-shirt is unique, come to get one tomorrow at Corona Plaza.

50 GumHearts Appliquéd T-shirts will be available for tomorrow at Corona Plaza, and another 50 for next Saturday at Diversity Plaza, Jackson Heights, as a part of Queens Art Intervention 2016 by RPGA Studio. http://www.regoparkgreenalliance.org 

By cutting the T-shirts with scissors and tying them together each participant will create own tote bag to take home.  Open to public and free to participate. All T-shirts were used/unused and donated for this project.

No Sew Tote Bag

So, how do we turn t-shirts into Tote bag without sewing?  Cut and Tie, simple.

 Get a T-shirt.

Get a T-shirt.

 Cut off sleeves. Cut around neck, so opening is wide enough as a bag.

Cut off sleeves. Cut around neck, so opening is wide enough as a bag.

 Make slits on the bottom. maybe 1 inch wide for each. Length could be vary as long as you can tie.

Make slits on the bottom. maybe 1 inch wide for each. Length could be vary as long as you can tie.

 Tie 2 pieces together first, then tie different pair to make stronger. Slits could be much longer. If you turn T-shirts inside out and tie, the slits would stay inside the bag and invisible. Be creative and have fun.

Tie 2 pieces together first, then tie different pair to make stronger. Slits could be much longer. If you turn T-shirts inside out and tie, the slits would stay inside the bag and invisible. Be creative and have fun.

Queens Art Intervention 2016

This is my third year to participate Queens Art Intervention. The theme for this year is “Litter Less, Recycle More".  I will be suggesting No Sewing Tote Bag Making with used T-shirts to save environment + 5 cents from February.     

Saturday, September 10th, 1-4pm at Corona Plaza. Right off 103rd St - Corona Plaza Station, 7-Train.

Saturday, September 17th, 1-4pm at Diversity Plaza, Jackson Hts, in front of 74th St Station, 7/E/F/M/R train.

Rainday: Sunday.

 Each donated, most are from Japan and such great quality, T-shirts has been redesigned with GumHearts appliqué   to be recreated into tote bag. 

Each donated, most are from Japan and such great quality, T-shirts has been redesigned with GumHearts appliqué to be recreated into tote bag. 

 GumHearts appliqué represents the immediate neighborhood.

GumHearts appliqué represents the immediate neighborhood.

Selected as one of five artists for Queens Art Intervention 2016.

Please participate by donating unwanted T-shirts this Sunday!

QAI16 is Social Practice Art Event in Queens that will take place on two Saturdays, September 10 & 17.

This Sunday, 7th, accepting donation of clean washed unwanted, used/new t-shirts at Astoria Kaufman Studios, 34-12 36th Street, Astoria, NY 11106, during all day event of Queens Book Festival. T-shirts could be any color, size, with/without print, long/short/no-sleeves.  Bring to Table#28, my GumHearts Store. Or just come to see me for your day off :D  11-6pm. Free admission.  

9月のクィーンズ・アート・インターベンション2016(社会実践アートイベント)の参加アーティストに選ばれました。材料として、不要Tシャツを集めています! 綺麗に洗ってあれば、色、サイズ、多少の汚れ落書き、長袖・半袖・袖無し, プリント有無、新・古、なんでもok。

今週日曜、7日、Queens Book Festival会場、Astoria Kaufman Studios, 34-12 36th Street, Astoriaに、 GumHearts屋出店していますので、Tシャツ持って散歩がてら世間話がてら寄ってください。 

入場無料.クィーンズ作家の本の朗読・即売・サイン会も一日中行われています。

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it seems like good weather tomorrow!

“SKY” Come to see me. Come to see Queens Sky. 
Tomorrow, 19th at West Lawn near waterfront at Gantry Plaza State Park, Center Blvd, Long Island City, NY. 11am-8pm. 

Queens Art Intervention 2015   www.regoparkgreenalliance.org/#!qai-2015/cuxl 

 Some pillows come with gum collage for your good nap.

Some pillows come with gum collage for your good nap.

 

Sky : Participatory installation     Sep. 19, Sat. 11 - 8pm. 

Honor to be selected as the Invitational Commission Artists at QAI/Queens Art Intervention 2015.  Come to experience my participatory public art installation “SKY” at Gantry Plaza State Park/West Lawn near waterfront. Center Blvd, Long Island City, New York 11101   

  Look at Queens sky using uncomfortable pillows of pulped discarded paper from artist’s every day life, along the East River with Manhattan view on lawn.

Look at Queens sky using uncomfortable pillows of pulped discarded paper from artist’s every day life, along the East River with Manhattan view on lawn.

Homage to “A hole to see the sky through", Yoko Ono, 1971  

Part of Queens Art Intervention by Rego Park Green Alliance. 

http://www.regoparkgreenalliance.org/#!qai-2015/cuxl

 Rain day: 20th