13 April 2011

太陽の塔 (taiyo no to)


Tower of the Sun, created by Japanese artist Taro Okamoto. it stands 70 metres tall (about 230 ft. high) and 25 metres across (82 ft. arm to arm), in the Expo Commemoration Park in Osaka, Japan. the 3 faces each have their own meaning: the top face represents the future, the front represents the present, and the back shows the sun of the past (and the red paintings on the side symbolize thunder).








i wanted to share this with you all, not only because it has an intense magical beauty to it, but weirdly enough, i have had several dreams about it! i have never seen this tower in person before, or even been to Osaka . . . but i guess the image of it is so powerful in my mind that i continually dream of it.

in my dreams, the Tower of the Sun is usually moving on its own, across the ocean and on land. it isn't harming anything or anyone in it's path . . . it just travels. i wonder what my dreams mean?

10 comments:

Babette said...

Dear Aron, i spent my last two weeks reading your blog, discovering greats films (yesterday, i watched Glasses, it was a really poetic moment for me; after the film, i felt very calm;now, i try to find Rinco's restaurant on line), greats artits and photographers. This experience give me a new energy to paint; so thank you for your blog and your work!

Babette said...

ps: my english is really bad, i'm sorry!

Yoli said...

I feel the same way Babette Aron makes me so happy.

Aron, the dream is very positive and I think it speaks of your great love for Japan and your need to be there, particularly now.

Make it Easy said...

Babette and Yoli:
your kind words mean so much to me. that really put a smile on my face to start the day, and i feel so grateful for that. it makes me incredibly happy that my blog makes you happy. that makes me feel special in a way that i can share things with other people to change their spirits into something positive..... <3

Babette said...

Aron, thank you for your visit!and i hope we could exchange our points of views about art, cinema, poursuit of happiness?... Have a nice day!

Ella said...

wow this is rather impressive! absolutely beautiful!

thwany said...

i bet it looks scary as hell at night.

Ida Nielsen said...

What a great sculpture. For some reason I really want to give it a hug?

hila said...

wow, this is beyond amazing. It's a bit haunting actually. I can't believe I haven't heard of this before.

www.finelittleday.com said...

Looks amazing, this "thing" :)!