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Plane trees with Laundry

晴れの日に上海の街を歩いているとそこかしこに洗濯物がかかっていることに気づいた。それは家のベランダを飛び越えて、歩道の柵、街路樹、バイクの上、掛かるところにはどこでもといった具合だった。ある人は街路樹のプラタナスの木に紐をくくり洗濯を干す。2本の木の間にかかった洗濯物は色鮮やかで風に揺れ、その下にはおしゃべりやボードゲームをする街の人々がいた。上海の街に行けばプラタナスの木を簡単に見つけることができる。ある時期に政府の政策で町中に植えられたプラタナスの木。夏には緑の葉を茂らせ、秋は紅葉し、冬には葉を落とす。プラナタスは人々の生活に影響を与え、季節ごとに色々な表情を見せていた。道に洗濯を干し集うおおらかな上海の人々、プラタナスの木と洗濯物は、共に上海の日常風景を作り出している。

 

As I walked into the city of Shanghai on a sunny day, I noticed that laundry was hanging all over the place. Laundry jumped over the veranda of the house, and they are handed on sidewalk fences, street trees, on motorcycles, wherever possible to hang. Someone tie a string to the street tree and hang laundry. The clothes hanging between the two trees were colorful and swaying in the wind, and neighbors were chatting and playing board games under laundry. You can easily find Platanus trees in the city of Shanghai. Platanus trees planted throughout the town at one time under government policy. Green leaves grow in summer, leaves become red in autumn, and leaves fall in winter. Platanus trees affected people's lives and showed various expressions in each season. The easy-going people of Shanghai who hang laundry on the street,  Platanus trees and laundry create the everyday scenery of Shanghai together.

 

H32cm×W23cm×D4cm

Digital print, Frame, Acrylic board

2016, Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai