Month: October, 2013

Installation art _ Asian ring

Designed and build by :

Bùi Minh Tuấn (Stuart)


Industrial school



A0-A3 carton box, 0.6 mm disposal polysterene sheet, cardboard, 125 mgs paper from Melbourne Artist Supply, 0.6 mm scrap galvaninize sheet and 0.1 scrap brass sheet . Hot glue gun, double tape and heavy stapler.


This art piece present the relationship between Australiawith 7 most Australian influenced Asian countries, China, India, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia.

There are 5 ring around the central 7th golden star, which is covered by 7 Australian symbolic creatures, human, kangaroo, koala, crocodile, Tasmania devil and Emu. The rings present the culture, food, religion, language, population and geographic of the related Asian countries. At the edge of the board, there are 4 stars that form the southern cross star. The sticks on each ring look generally give the people how they twist together and make to viewer.

The meaning:

The meaning is I want to make the people interact, rotate the ring and hold to edge of the cut off on the ring you want to look,  you will see the change, with the idea of how Asian values contribute to enrich a multi colourful Australia, in different areas, and how they twist together in different levels, that show depth of the relationship I mention in my artwork.


Editorial ideas

1)The lacking of natural resource force Japanese industry have to import or putting their factory, facilities in different regions in Asia. Where it could cause environmental impacts to the local people and the environment.

2) Being one of the world’s leading design countries for a long period with only its self power. It is very hard for a foreign designer to enter a Japanese company. That may reduce the chance of Japan in a more open world where the differences between nations is more smaller than in the past.

3) The threat of nuclear war and civil war in Korea may break out any time and threat the Asian’s security and world. The question is what design could do to avoid that risk and ensure the world peace.

4) The Australian is closer to Asia than the other Western countries. It also a continental nation with its own history. The modern Australia is strongly influenced by Asian culture after its precessor Western, so what is Australia’s own design style? How can it could stand out on the world with its own design value?

5) Korea and Japan are investigating the massive factories in many South East Asian, that is a great changes for the region. But is it ensure the quality, its fame if in the future its design is influenced by local design?

New research

I found the the technique how wrap the knot for Japanese legend sword katana’s handle and the technique how to make the Turkish heat knot. It is ideal for wrapping, decorating and it is used in decorated the military officer’s uniform.
Here the testing samples I made: