Swan Lake is an art work whose growths are “drawn” by vibrations of Tchaikovsky’s composition of the same name.

Tchaikovsky’s ballet composition Swan Lake serves as the inspiration and the catalyst for Japanese artist Tokujin Yoshioka‘s own Swan Lake. The latter is a painting grown out of crystals, and is on show at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT), as part of Yoshioka’s solo show, TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA_Crystallize.

Swan Lake harnesses the vibrations from Tchaikovsky’s music to encourage the crystals grow in a water tank.

Says Yoshioka:

By growing natural crystals in a water tank, it is as if the energy of life is injected into the work. Life of nature and energy transforms a piece of music into a painting, and fosters a life in crystals.

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