A Sculptural Arch of Mist by James Tapscott in Omachi, Japan

Australian artist James Tapscott was commissioned by the Japan Alps Art Festival to great a site-specific art piece, which he named “ARC ZERO – NIMBUS”.
The art piece is a ring of mist that sits at the entrance to Hotokizaki Kanon-ji, a local Buddhist Temple, and encircles a bridge that crosses a small river.

James explains that the shape of the art installation “…represents the cyclical journey of the water, through all states, down the mountain, and back up again as evaporated mist.”
During the day, the mist works with the daylight to produce rainbows, while at night, the ring with LED strips illuminates the mist.

Photography by James Tapscott