Kobe G8 Environment Ministers Meeting "Furoshiki"

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Kobe Leaves

by Shane Garrett


There are over 100 international corporations with East-Asia or Japan headquarters in Kobe. Twenty-four being from China, eighteen from the United States, and nine from Switzerland. This piece is challenging large corporations to think consciously and sustainably. There are over 100 recurring symbols in this piece, each representing one of the corporations headquatered in Kobe. The symbols are made from the hydrangea leaf which is Kobe's official flower. These leaves form a recycling symbol and when repeated at random, creates a lovely pattern over Kobe’s official color, green.