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Ethereal Installation Fills Space with 20,000 Colorful Branches that Dangle from Ceiling

Artist Emmanuelle Moureaux has filled an exhibition hall with 100 shades of colors to create an ethereal, airy feel in the large space. This stunning display was created for the presentation of the Wood Furniture Japan Award 2016 in Tokyo. Small branches dangle from the ceiling, dazzling us as a multitude of hues intertwine and form waves of color around tables and chairs.

The idea for Moureaux's installation came from the Japanese concept of bunshi, which means to divide or spread out into branches. Here, 20,000 pieces of the stylized twigs have been organized into harmonious, three dimensional grids. Together, they mimic the experience of being in a forest and wandering among the tall trees.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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