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Underwater flight

Posted in Things We Love

Imagine you’re zipping along in an airport – running a touch late (if you’re me) and stressed out a little, you round the corner – anticipating a packed baggage check-line and you see … an aquarium. Filled with delicate jellyfish, soundlessly floating through the pale blue sea.  You stop mesmerized, your stress ebbs and you smile a little.  Welcome to Sayuri Sasaki Hemann’s lovely art.
But why an airport? Growing up, Sayuri and her family relocated many times between Japan, Australia, and Romania. The young girl felt displaced within these myriad new environments and languages, and  “naturally found refuge in using my hands and making art.”

Hemann draws on a fascination with sea life, recreating floating jellyfish aquariums where you might least expect them. She is  “most inspired by the way light reflects on each medium, threads and fibers, ever changing underwater sea creatures, and vivid colors of life.” Sayuri created these gentle, almost mystical animals from colored organza, suspending them from the ceiling in an airbound interpretation of a jellyfish world.

“Underwater Flight” is located in Portland International Airport, Oregon.

http://vimeo.com/44358107

(Images found My Modern Metropolis)

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8 Comments

  1. these beautiful jellyfishes are great pieces of art. Only if we knew who the artist was.

    November 5, 2012
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    • Hi soultamagotchi … her name is Sayuri Sasaki Hemann, it is tucked away at the end of our first paragraph! But definitely worth repeating> Find her at http://sayurisworld.com/ regards saofagirl

      November 5, 2012
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      • my bad. I was so amazed by the pictures i did not see that bit. ; )
        thanks.

        November 5, 2012
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        • no bad at all! easy to be mesmerized by the beauty. In my mind’s eye, I can see myself running over someone’s heels with my luggage trolley. Thanks for reading our blog!!

          November 5, 2012
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  2. I love encountering art in an airport! I also love it in train and subway stations – I think there’s something about travel that helps heighten the appreciation of art.

    November 4, 2012
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    • Me too – travelling well is an art in itself!

      November 4, 2012
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  3. Jelly fish are so beautiful and hypnotic. Like natures lava lamps.

    November 4, 2012
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    • What a beautiful image! You should use it somewhere …

      November 4, 2012
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