Misa Sawairi

Misa Sawairi is a New York-based Japanese spatial artist and designer.

The series Ripple Trip utilises urban streets as a canvas where she finds and records materials. Each expression consists of two photographs, taken before and after the artist’s intervention with the site, documenting the results of small actions.

Sawairi notes: “Borrowing from the reaction that occurs when a small rock is thrown into a pond, I decided to become the rock that creates ripples of communication in different locations.”

The images not only record Sawairi’s travels, they reflect upon the whole idea of communication.