Waterscape by Haruka Misawa are a series of unusually attractive interactive sculptures that comprise or adorn the fishbowls/aquariums. They provide an aesthetic that is not just new to the marine life, but is a treat for the eyes for us too!
Underneath the surface of water is a unique environment that exudes an energy which is completely opposite from that which is surrounded by air. The inner space of this fish tank is created by combining two simple elements of container and water, with an extraordinary world created that differs from the world with air. Propelled by buoyancy, this is the result of an opposing gravity that is pushing upwards. For example, when placed in midair, gravels and aquatic plants are bound to fall instantly to the ground, but when placed in water, the gravels would slowly sink to the bottom, and the aquatic plants would gently rise up to the water surface. Moreover, delicate structures that are prone to damage caused by their own weight on land are able to maintain a stable state because of the relative force of gravity and buoyancy. The interaction between gravity and buoyance is consciously controlled with this, seeking to explore from zero the ecology where aquatic beings dwell. The observations are then tangibly realized, transformed into the project, Waterscape.
Designer: Haruka Misawa