in the end what is left behind is love
_in the end what is left behind is love
installation / paprika powder, glue / 2015
The masses of red powder transforming into words which were marriage proposals from real
stories of elderly couples who has been living in the town.
There is an old Japanese story called “ Hana Saka Jii-san ”; Long story short, the old man
took the ashes ( from special tree) and sprinkled them on dead cherry trees. When he did, the
cherry trees came into bloom. The places abandoned and in ruins are like dead trees and they
will revive with the paprika, Bulgarian special powder, blown with wish and love from all of
us. Also, to love the town could be to live in the town and to start marriage life could be the
one of beginning of it.
The work was made for Water Tower Art Fest in Bulgaria 2015
under the theme of ‘‘ TOWNS IN NEED OF LOVE ’’
All content © Mariko Hori 2015