Ontake-san (Ash Paintings)

2014
Volcano ash, ethernet cable, Japanese syca leaf, glue, lacquer, honeycomb cardboard
Each 100 × 75 × 5 cm
Unique

The Ash Paintings are « volcanic natures mortes » composed of computer cables, dried Japanese syca leaves and covered in ashes collected from the mount Ontake in Japan (erupting since september 2014)
Adrien Missika recomposes fragments of post-eruption land as fossils of the future evoking two extremes of Japanese culture, the natural and the technological.

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Ash painting- Ontakesan 1, 2014

Ash painting- Ontakesan 1, 2014

Ash painting- Ontakesan 2, 2014

Ash painting- Ontakesan 2, 2014