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Aqua Work of the Day: Ion Yamazaki "30 Days of Barefoot"

11/22/14

by Aqua Art Fair

Ion Yamazaki 

30 Days of Barefoot (2013)

Inkjet prints mounted on foam board

22' wide / 10" tall 

Courtesy of Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design, Georgia State University 

30 Days of Barefoot documents the Yamazaki’s daily, barefoot walks throughout downtown Atlanta. Yamazaki uses his own feet to capture and document the residual traces of the individual lives and activities of the city.  The visible emergence and re-healing of blisters on his feet over the duration of the performance indicate both the vulnerability and strength of the Yamazaki’s body when subjected to the public urban space.