IMPERMANENCE

All aspects of our perceived existence are, without exception, transient and inconstant. This impermanence is often expressed through the use of stone in many of Okashimo’s works. Stone is a material which facilitates the expression of two polarities, stillness and transformation. The artist’s interaction with many of the pieces expresses the breaking down or dematerialization of the previously inert stone. This involves an intervention on the stone to be fractured, offset, cut, disjointed, or eroded over time. The result is a combination of calm and continuity in the sculptures, this provokes the viewer to experience “moment-ness” by realizing the transient nature of space and time.