â€¢ Â Lunch with a Helmut On (Welded forks, knives, spoons, 1987 – 186 x 79 x 108 cm)Â
This shadow sculpture of a motorcycle is built entirely out of welded forks, knives, and spoons. It is based on an earlier concept that Fukuda exhibited in his 1965 show, â€œToys and Things Japanese.â€ Fukuda wanted to create a three-dimensional object in which the shadow, as opposed to the actual form, represented the actual object. Fukuda was to remark that it is extremely difficult to create a three-dimensional object in this fashion that allows light to evenly penetrate in this fashion. Fukuda utilized 848 pieces of cutlery to construct this work.
(here’s the artist’s webpage)