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Mayumi Hamanaka


Happy Mountain – Japanese Landscape

2004, felt, pin, polystyrene, 33”x192”x144”

Happy Mountain - Japanese Landscape was the deconstruction of the images of Japanese military camouflage recreated and reassembled by felt on a mountain that was based on the topological map of Mt. Fuji in Japan. It questioned how the military power functioned as a national identity beyond individuals. It also investigated the tension between the individual and the group as a whole by considering an individual conflict of a soldier.

streak of
color bubble
happy mountain
doll cards
from within
Mayumi Hamanaka, Studio Islander, Japanese Happy Mountain
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