January 31, 2011
January 28, 2011
One year in the life of a Ginkgo tree
One year -2010- in the life of a Ginkgo tree in Japan seen from a balcony.
Video by Smilingraphy on YouTube.
January 20, 2011
Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages
January 15, 2011
Ginkgo world game
"Ginkgo" game. Change the world with every bounce.
You play as Ginkgo, a furry creature with bouncing abilities. Ginkgo's world has been infected by a pollen & caused all plants and creatures to decay. Ginkgo now has to use its bouncing abilities to revive its world.
"Acoulia, the legendary land of the east is a beautiful forest full of life where the seasons are controlled by the Tree of Seasons. A little Ginkgo growing on the Ginkgo Tree is almost ripe and has been watching the land, unable to wait to enter and live in the beautiful forest of Acoulia. Ginkgo is woken up by a melancholy tune. This tune comes from a gigantic flying Ocarina creature that has a dark pollen forest on its back. The Ocarina creature then flies into a rain cloud and the pollen from its back turns the rain black. All of Acoulia then gets infected because of this rain. Forests decay, animals become hostile and begin to attack each other.
Ginkgo witnesses all of this while the Ginkgo tree begins to decay. Ginkgo then wiggles out from the fruit and is the only survivor from the Ginkgo Tree. Ginkgo enters the infected world and finds a way to restore the world using its bouncing ability."
Download free Ginkgo game here.
Pdf with more info here.
Ginkgo is a student project from the Vancouver Film School. It was made from concept to product by a five member team, along with five collaborators in a span of five months.
January 12, 2011
Ginkgo card brings good luck
January 09, 2011
Ginkgo leaf square in Tokyo by Karin Daan
Ginkgo leaf square. Design by Karin Daan, Dutch environmental designer.
Location: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tokyo, Japan
3-6-3, Shiba-Koen, Minato-ku.
Karin Daan's design: square shaped as a giant nerved Ginkgo leaf.
One nerf transports water through a gutter to a Ginkgo leaf shaped pond.
The Ginkgo is the symbol of Tokyo.
More photos and info on the Art-page of my website.
photos: Karin Daan ;
January 04, 2011
Ginkgo needlework: kimono and dragonfly
The American Needlepoint Guild, Inc. is an educational, non-profit organization whose purpose is educational and cultural development through participation in and encouragement of interest in the art of needlepoint. ANG defines needlepoint as any counted or free stitchery worked by hand with a threaded needle on a readily countable ground.
Above you can see two examples of the Ginkgo motif used in a 2010 seminar class.