I Wait for the Sun

1994 / Faret Tachikawa Art Project, Art Front Gallery, Tokyo, Japan / Public Art

I Wait for the Sun is an outdoor text-based work that reads: “I Wait for the Sun” in Anishinaabemowin syllabics and in Japanese. It is made of two steel plates, one with a highly reflective surface and the other is non-reflective. The reflective plate is engraved with Anishinaabemowin and angled to face the non-reflective plate mounted on the wall. The non-reflective plate is engraved with the Japanese translation of the text. When the sun illuminates the face of the Anishinaabemowin plate it reflects the sunlight onto the Japanese plate.

Photo credit: Art Front Gallery