Stained Glass "Homing Day" / Original Painter and Supervisor : Gyoji Nomiyama / Entrance, Iizuka City Hall / Installed on March 4, 2017 See Original Painting
Gyoji NomiyamaWestern-style PainterChikuho coalfield which kept trampling nature day and night by digging up black lumps from the ground. The land where I was born and raised.
The ruthless scenery which had been constructed with human hands has disappeared now.
I feel rather relieved with the disappearance. The buried nature has appeared at last by keeping track of time secretly.
Standing on this land, the conflict between former human beings and nature revives lively in me as the origin for homing.
It is a stained glass work made by reconstructing the original picture drawn with the image of the Chikuho coal mine town where Mr. Nomiyama spent his childhood. He said, "I expressed the landscape of Chikuho coal mine where I spent my childhood with the view from Mount Yagi to Iizuka. Flame and darkness, that is the image of my hometown itself." It is a work with full of unique and lively existence receiving natural light.