Tomeishi or Sekimori stone in Buddhism serves as a sign to close the path. It has been used for centuries in Japanese gardens, temples, and the world of tea ceremonies.
This is a road sign that defines the boundary. It was originally made of an ordinary fist-sized stone that can be found everywhere, but with one added change - with a cross-binding of black rope, it clearly identifies this stone is different from the others.
The black rope gives meaning to the simple stone.
Originally the stone is small and it is quietly appealing: you need not go further.
However, Agnes Husz’s Stop Stone is large. The shape is like a fossil where the rope of the times stacked on it and wrapped heavily. In a Zen garden even small stones are noticed, but in the present busy world, no one seems to notice them.
Hence, there is the need for a large, roaring stone for people to realize, "High time to stop!"
Certainly, this work does not show us what path we should take. However, it shows whether the path is faulty or not.
Tomeishi warns all of us to think objectively about the information before us. Think of people and nature, the earth that we destroy with our excessive desires day by day. Can we save the future?
We would like to introduce the meaning of the Tomeishi to the world.The large shaped stone appeals to the people for its hidden screams:"Stop! Let's stop and think!" Let's start the journey where Tomeishi is the sign to the future.
Art event by World Art Tokyo ~ SatelliteS~
curator: Kenta Ichinose
short movie by Agnes Husz copyright 2020
AR App Programming, v0id: Kenji Saito
AR App Advisor: Ten Goto /WASSHOI Co.Ltd
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