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asagi maeda: department store of dreams

At a glance, the image below, bearing the title Department Store of Dreams, appears to be an architectural model for a modern building.

 

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Department Store of Dreams

However, if you look a little closer you will see that it is actually a photograph of silversmith Asagi Maeda’s collection of meticulously crafted bracelets.  The six bracelets stack to form a multi level building and each bracelet depicts scenes from a department store filled with shoppers and goods waiting to be purchased.

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best viewed large! click on image to see larger version

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The Department Store of Dreams, made of silver, plexiglass, gold, enamel, and semi-precious stones, was on display at Mobilia Gallery last October.  You can see many more images on their website here.  Take a look at her website too, where the artist’s ‘Boxes in Life’ and ‘A Trip to the Subconscious illustrate an expert expression of the worlds that thrive in a vivid imagination.  Wow. I’ll check back in when I start breathing again.

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Department Store of Dreams detail

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Department Store of Dreams detail

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