It’s going to be a hot week in New York – brutally hot. And our friends in Tokyo aren’t seeing much relief either with temperatures rising to between 97 and 100 degrees. So I suggest we start off our week by cooling off (in a state of mind, at least) by taking in the crystal-carved snowflakes by Yutaka Sone. Since the mid-2000s the 48-year old Japanese artist and sculptor has been carving massive snowflakes out of single blocks of crystal in an ongoing series titled “Every Snowflake has a Different Shape.”
After microscopically observing a large number of snowflakes and confirming that, indeed, no snowflake is identical, Sone created his own snowflakes based on his own imagination. In his flakes lie the possibility that they may someday appear in future snowfall. If they do, I suppose we can only hope that it will be in the middle of July.
If you’ll recall, two years ago Sone carved an impressive map of Manhattan out of Marble.