Portico Popilyn

It was 2000 when Portico was first made,

Portico comes from an unknown planet.

It was 2000 when I first made Portico. Since then, I have been making Portico of various sizes as my lifework. and the total number of Portico reached 319 in 2020. 

I have let people “encounter” Portico in different places, such as on the top of mountains, on the beaches, and even on urban streets.

Those who are pleased with Portico can get a small‐sized one. The owner would take Portico to a trip with him and enjoy taking photos. 

Seeing how they take it as a part of their life motivates me to work on producing Portico again. 

未知の惑星からやってきたポルチコ。私が最初にポルチコを作ったのが2000年。以降、私はライフワークとして様々な大きさのポルチコを作り続けている。山の頂上で、砂浜で、時に都会のビルの中で、人々に"遭遇"させている。ポルチコを気に入った人は小型のポルチコを手に入れ、旅行に連れて行き記念写真を撮って楽しむ。そのように生活の一部に入っていく様子が私を再びポルチコ制作に取り組ませる動機付けにもなっている。