Mitsuru Koga - Driftwood Dinosaurs

Japanese artist Mitsuru Koga is interested in the relationship between the natural processes of disintegration and our imaginative drive to reconstruct. As an artist, his ability to infuse life into seemingly mundane materials and transform them into objects of art is both novel and inspiring. Dinosaur fossils appear to be the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle which was disassembled by time, one of nature’s most powerful forces. Each piece in Koga’s series of realistic dinosaur skeletons, which he made by carefully arranging pieces of driftwood, lies exposed in the landscape as if recently uncovered after millions of years. With these objects, he explores the relationship between humans and nature.

24 p, ills bw, 30 x 22 cm, pb, no text