Migration Patterns

2014 Senior Art Showcase

Mikiko Tokuhira

Mikkey_DSC6697In my comps, I aimed to capture ephemeral phenomena that are often left unnoticed in everyday life and present them in an eye-catching manner. In doing so, I wanted to give a new significance to the spectacular things that are hidden in ordinary scenes. As I started paying attention to the subtle beauty in daily life, I became especially attracted to the various ways in which light was capable of interacting with the environment to create interesting patterns and shapes. I then started experimenting with the ways I could interact with the patterns of light, and by becoming a part of the environment I was able to act as the subject and the photographer at the same time. In order to separate the patterns of light from the mundane settings and bring focus to its beauty, I minimized the contextual information in an abstract way.