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tommy sushi by Paramodel

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tommy sushi

Size:?W3.5 x D3.5 x 2.4in (W90 x D90 x H60cm)
Medium:?tomyca ( miniature car model ) , food model , dish
Signed?on the certificate of authority
Delivery Time:?2 weeks
Provided in the partnership with:?MORI YU GALLERY

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“Fundamental to our artwork is the incorporation of toys we used to play with, and the picturesque sceneries we imagined in childhood. We enjoy combining scraps such as broken pieces of wood or screws left in factories with daily necessities or the toys that we played with as kids. In combining these two different types of materials and building art objects from them, we noticed a huge imaginary leap. Some of the objects lost their original scale and began to look like huge objects; others showed funny discrepancies in the juxtapositions of heterogeneous objects. These combinations became models which we simply want to see in real scale. For this particular series of artwork, “tommy sushi / tommy ca”, we cannot forget our excitement when the plastic food model fit perfectly onto the toy truck’s loading platform.”
Words by?Paramodel

In this artwork “tommy sushi,” Paramodel combined a toy truck called “tomica” and a food model of sushi. “Tomica” is a famous toy car series produced by the toy company named “Tomy” in Japan. Paramodel picked up a truck for this artwork among this toy car series. Truck is a vehicle which moves any immovable object loading on its back and its platform accepts any object. The sushi in this artwork is a food sample and not a toy. It is made of plastic and usually used in a restaurant’s show window to show their menus. Both the truck and the sushi are designed in details as a typical Japanese product.

In the picture below, the sushi master is serving a “tommy sushi” to his customer.


“tommy sushi – a happy delivery” by Paramodel, 2005

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