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eRisaf[lisa] represents my new interpretation of recycling. eRisaf comes from an abbreviated word in Japanese meaning recycle. This series was started as to recycle designed forms. As container, these bottles have fulfilled their purpose. However, the beauties of their shapes are too precious to be destroyed. As an artist who also creates things, I was very sad to see these designed bottles, being thrown away easily after the contents had been consumed. So, I want to keep a record of these disappearing forms by encasing them in terrazzo cement, like that of a fossil. Then, I polished the surface. By doing so, I imbued them with a new function. And they became completely new item.

Concerning the theme of recycling, my emphasis was on the beauty of used mass-produced glass bottles. I wanted to eliminate both serious nature of ecology and the usual image of garbage. The theme had shifted from recycling of material to recycle of spirituality. Furthermore, it also led me to emphasize my aesthetics.
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