Granite-mining company Okubo has been run by the same family for 700 years. It is based in Aji Japan – world-famous for its granite. The company offered me an opportunity to collaborate to create a statue with granite and LED lighting for an stone festival to be held in Aji.
My concept was to create a cyber Bigfoot with a light-up brain and laser eyes. I started with a 3D hand drawing, and then worked with a specialist granite stonemason to deliver the finished sculpture. The project drew on all the techniques they had in the factory.
- 500mm height
- 100kg weight
- LED light