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Despite the inescapable convenience of the internet, Art & Art Installations are best appreciated in person at a gallery space or in a museum.

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This is certainly the case with the work of Jacob Hashimoto. Interestingly, Hashimoto is one, of many contributors, to a current exhibition at the Hallie Ford Museum, in Salem OR, (Witness: Themes Of Social Justice In Contemporary Printmaking and Photography) and an exhibition at Site Santa Fe, in Santa Fe NM (The Dark Isn’t The Thing To Worry About). Incidentally, I have recently relocated from Salem to Santa Fe.

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Hashimoto’s installation, at Site Santa Fe, in a site specific solo exhibition. The feature work, or works, are three-dimensional layered wall hangings consisting of hundreds – in some cases consisting of thousands – of miniature paper and bamboo elements suspended together by nylon fishing lines. The work are akin to a type of organic sculpture or architecture which simultaneously conveys elements of intricate patterns, buoyancy, meticulous craftmanship, and colorful abstraction.

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Hashimoto’s work could be classified as a mobile sculpture or kinetic art, that is, a type of art installation using medium(s) which can move or convey motion. This element of movement, in an art installation, could potentially allow the viewer an opportunity to understand, or appreciate, Art installations from multiple perspectives.


Numerous contemporary artists have explored kinetic art as part of their artistic portfolio. One example, contemporary UK artist Cornelia Parker – see photo from her Subconscious of a Monument installation from 2003.

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