Friday, 13 August 2010

THE LIGHT - Portraits of the Hibakusha

...and I thought no one had noticed how tall I was!
Anyway, this beatifully folded and superbly executed piece, was sent to me by Leah and Sara at Happily Ever After. Below is the finished (folded up) piece which is A5 size:
- which then folds out like so...
THE LIGHT - Portraits of the Hibakusha - is an exhibition which runs from the 5th August- 8th October at the Brunei Gallery at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

The subject of the exhibitions is as follows: At 00.15am on the 6th August 2010 in London it will be 08.15am in Hiroshima and it will have been 65 years since ‘Little Boy’ was dropped on Hiroshima by the USA’s B-29 bomber ‘Enola Gay’. The exhibition of the 65 Hibakusha portrait paintings will last for 65 days, one for each year since the bombs were dropped on both Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Each painting will be accompanied by a detailed description of each subject’s haunting recollection of exactly how they came to survive and be found after the bombing.

Hibakusha are survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the Japanese word translates literally to “bomb affected people”. There are no names on any of the Hibakusha Portraits as is the tradition in Japan all are ‘subjects’ and always remain unnamed.

The open size is 592x420mm. The job is printed on our beatifully thin and lightweight Offenbach Bible in 60gsm. It was printed and finished by Beacon Press, who have produced this really well - not only the print but the very tricksy folding!

...and thanks to Leah and Sara for sending it to me and for the lovely note - yes, it certainly is a blogworthy piece!
Posted by Justin Hobson 13.08.2010

1 comment:

  1. I think the link is actually

    Super nice fold!


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