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Waterfall Made of 300,000 Plastic Straws

Japan-based artist Tokujin Yoshioka designed an installation entitled Waterfall using 300,000 clear plastic straws. This artistic display marks Yoshioka's first showing in Sydney. In fact, he had never even visited the space and had to imagine the entire construction of the piece in his mind – and what a creative mind he has!

Yoshioka's current installation bears a resemblance to Tornado, his installation from 2007. Both works utilize plastic drinking straws and reflective benches made of optical glass. Each piece also communicates an element of nature, made evident by each respective installation's title. Taking cues from nature, the artist says he sought to “express the natural phenomena which comes from disorder, coincidence, or beauty.” Waterfall is currently being exhibited at the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation in Australia until December 17, 2011.

Tokujin Yoshioka's website


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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