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.
(Images found My Modern Metropolis)