Ephemeral Sculptures

by Nicolai Marcinowsky


The way we design our surroundings indicate that we don’t want to be aware of the fact that everything is temporary and changing.

In Japanese wabi sabi philosophy impermanence, imperfection and incompletion are considered essential aesthetic principles that convey beauty. Traces of time and use, of physical forces hold value. I love this idea to embrace vulnerability and built a series of objects that convey this concept.

The basic material for these sculptures is rice paper. It submits light in a diffuse glow and in its dried-out form conveys a sense of both, movement and stillness.