The works of Tashima are the figures enjoying what they like, such as surfing, traveling, sculpting. These are the things we feel preciousness, could be wealth, too. Inspired by the organizer and the title of the exhibition, sand is the opposite of gold. To find a small amount of gold, we have to wash huge amounts of sand……Our pleasure, excitement or desire maybe the same way - we have to go through much hardship and difficulties. After efforts of keep trying, we may finally reach the moment of gold. Tashima used banana to best represent himself because he is Japanese working in the United States and speaking English every day. (Yellow outside white inside).