Loaves of Light
Kobe is known for bread. But unsold loaves spoil and must be discarded. Turning this waste into something different is Kobe-based artist Morita Yukiko. She adds LED lights and preserves it with long-lasted resin, producing lamps that stand the test of time. Lit from the inside, we see it literally in a new light. Even though it can no longer be eaten, she aims to illuminate what she calls, "its living beauty." And the inner glow she gives it is an expression of her love of bread.
Making lamps from real bread, artist Morita Yukiko
Waste bread is hollowed out and LED lights are added
Lit with a soft inner glow, bread's true personality shines