Tangled Web of Thread and Keys by Chiharu Shiota

Tangled Web of Thread and Keys by Chiharu Shiota 

‘The Key in the Hand,’ is an elaborate entanglement of red wool and keys dangling over two ancient looking boats. The installation nearly  reaches the ceiling and includes more than 50,000 keys,  collected from thousands of people around the world. “Keys are familiar and very valuable things that protect important people and spaces in our lives,” says Shiota. “They also inspire us to open the door to unknown worlds… I would like to use keys provided by the general public that are imbued with various recollections and memories that have accumulated over a long period of daily use.”

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Via (Thisiscolossal.com)