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Another dimension: Tsubasa reinterprets The Great Wave off Kanagawa

“I took the Hokusai artwork because it is very popular and famous in Japan. And I like it," says 10th-grader Tsubasa. "In the original, each wave is overlapped by the one in front of it. In the Hokusai era, the perspective drawing and painting method was a new influence in Japan. You can see the distance, like the Mount Fuji and the waves. The reason I did a three-dimensional version was that I wanted to see the rest of the wave. So, I made the artworks, and in the box I made a lot of spacings to put the layers, and I tried some different spacings to find the best position. Before I made my art work, I made a replica and used acrylic paint, so I want to try a different way. Maybe you can see each colored paper has a small pattern? The reason why I chose the colored paper is that I think that is common in Japan.”
Is it origami paper?
“No, I printed it from a website. But some origami paper uses that kind of pattern. So, it also represents Japanese culture.”

If you want to see how his classmates responded to other artists and artworks, check out this page.