I love demolition. You see layers of the past right before your eyes.
Demolition has started in a kitchen in Portland, OR and the space, devoid of cabinets and color, is just gorgeous.
Here's an old built-in ironing board nook (which was buried beneath sheet rock and layers of wall paper and paint), and you can even see where the ironing board used to be.
And the back side of old lath and plaster looks like icing layers on a cake.
Chiho Aoshima is part of Kaikai Kiki, an art production company led by Takashi Murakami. I saw Aoshima's work at the Smithsonian during our trip to Washington D.C. last spring. I'm a huge fan of Murakami's work, and I seem to be falling for all his prodigies as well. You can check the whole crew out at http://english.kaikaikiki.co.jp/