161.3 cm diameter
Genesis IV and Radiant Being VI
Mariko Mori’s Genesis IV (2022) and Radiant Being VI (2019) are part of a photo-painting series, which the artist started creating in 2019. The wall pieces were inspired by the creator Ame-no-Minakanushi, a central figure in Kojiki, the oldest myth of creation in Japan. Ame-no-Minakanushi is the first deity to appear in Kojiki and embodies immeasurable love, spreading light to the world.
Mounted in circular-shaped aluminum encasing, Mori’s paintings feature pastel pigments processed through three-dimensional computer graphics. They document the artist’s personal experience of metaphysical light.
Mariko Mori’s Spirifer III (2018) is a sculptural work inspired by the artist’s interpretation of the human spirit. The artist coined the word ‘spirifer,’ which she defines as “the invisible fire of the spirit.” Mori explains that while we cannot physically see our spirit, we can feel it within our bodies. As such, the sculpture signifies the eternal spark within us.