About this Event
Hiromi Moneyhun’s proposal for MOCA’s Project Atrium, 幽 霊 Yūrei (Ghost), which will open in April, is a call to action on behalf of the ocean. For the exhibition, the artist is creating a figurative ocean bed, consisting of paper cranes. In the old Japanese tradition, senba-zuru, folding a thousand paper cranes, is a symbol of hope and healing during challenging times. Moneyhun asks you to participate in this Hope project, and help us craft the thousands of origami cranes needed.
Much of what is ailing the oceans comes from man: oil spills, agricultural and nuclear waste, over-fishing, massive amounts of plastic waste. The installation urges us to embrace the planet’s oceans and recognize its pain. Maybe it is too late to reverse the damage. Maybe the ghosts are emerging. Or is there still hope?
Born and raised in Kyoto, Japan, Hiromi Mizugai Moneyhun (b. 1977) is a local papercut artist who has been living in Jacksonville Beach since 2004. With no formal art training, she has evolved a unique, homegrown artistic practice that responds specifically to the tradition of Kiri-e, or Japanese paper cutting, and combines with the ultra-modern graphic language that is found in Japan today.
Volunteer sessions led by members of the Japanese Association of Jacksonville.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
MOCA Jacksonville, 333 North Laura Street, Jacksonville, United States