In anticipation of the Museum’s 80th Anniversary in 2011, contemporary artist Jacob Hashimoto was commissioned to create a large-scale, site-specific artwork to hang in the Donald W. Reynolds Grand Hall. Hashimoto’s sculpture—fabricated from thousands of small “kites”—is made from bamboo-stiffened rice papers not unlike those used for centuries to make traditional Japanese kites.
The three-dimensional cascading form—which could be interpreted as a peaceful, floating cloud or a spiraling vortex—is suspended by nylon mono-filament and responds specifically to the Museum’s unique architecture and changing light.
The sculpture is dedicated to the Volunteers in Art (VIA), in recognition of the many individuals who donate countless hours to advance the institution’s mission.
Volunteers in Art (VIA) and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts