‘SILVER CLOAK’ PRESENTED AT THE 4TH EDITION COMPOSITION EXHIBITION
Kenta Yoshizawa presents his latest work the ‘Silver Cloak’, made entirely from aluminum sheets and large enough to cover a person, at the 4th edition COMPOSITION exhibition, by Japanese designer Kairi Eguchi. In accordance with the exhibition’s main theme, ‘Silver to White Ratio’, Yoshizawa embossed his silver cloak with 988 rectangles of various sizes according to a pattern derived from the silver ratio of 1:√2.
According to Yoshizawa, ‘The majority of the buildings, products, and paintings in the world utilize the silver ratio in their planning and design. However, as a whole, these are but a small fraction of the many ways the silver ratio can be employed.’ As a result, he aimed to showcase the different ways the silver ratio can be employed.
the ‘Silver Cloak’ that is large enough to cover a person
988 ETCHED ALUMINUM RECTANGLES CREATE A REPTILIAN SKIN LOOK
Designer Kenta Yoshizawa created a pattern based on the silver ratio with 988 etched rectangles of aluminum that created an organic look similar to reptilian skin. Furthermore, using a wooden mold, he created a pattern and then embossed each rectangle from the mold onto the aluminum sheets, which resulted in a large strong and flexible cloak. The biomimicry achieved by the pattern highlights the similarities between the silver ratio and living organisms and proposes new dimensions for the silver ratio to be used.
‘reptilian’ skin appearance shown on the flattened aluminum cloak
close-up detail of the cloak
light captures the intricate lines that create the pattern
wrapped up cloak
flexibile aluminum allows for various shape configurations
the wooden mold used for embossing
close-up of the wooden molds
placement of the aluminum over the wooden mold to be embossed
the result of embossing the aluminum fro the wooden mold