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Dream About Shirasagi
9.8' x 6.6' x 6.6'
Japanese Railway, Himeji Station, Himeji, Japan
Dream About Shirasagi shows an egret (shirasagi) circling the sky, appearing to children in dreams and leading them to Himeji castle. Like a dream, the movement of each ball is random and its path unpredictable. The viewer is meant to imagine themselves in the sculpture and enjoy the adventure.
The sculpture has three tracks moving balls through devices such as a Bounce & Catch, Jiggle Pin Board, Hammer & Chime, Rock Back, Vee Bounce and Spinning Wheel. It uniquely includes wooden organ pipes that play low resonate tones and a handcrafted miniature of the Himeji Castle. The sculpture features a Randomizing Pendulum with a small white egret with a larger egret flying majestically overhead.