Visionaries: Making Another Perspective
I am honored to be a part of the exhibition “Visionaries: Making Another Perspective” at at Kyoto city Kyosera Museum of Art curated by Noriko_Kawakami.
“Since 2013, I have been working on the “Moment” series since along with glass manufacture WonderGlass. A name that has the subtext of “capture the moment”, based on the theme of “Water”. My first work in this series is FLOW[T], which captures a slice of the horizon line that forms the border between the land on which we live and the sea.
Each of these pieces has been made by a glassblower and workshop in Venice; a city surrounded by water where the constantly changing natural world can be experienced firsthand. Glass is a living material and if the maker does not listen to it and follow its inherent natural flow, it will break. As humans, our natural tendency is to master and control all that surrounds us. Glass lives a life of its own and the master must bow to its needs. I see the glass as a metaphor for man’s need to relinquish his mastery of the medium and learn to bend alongside of it, work with it and not against it.”
Photo: Koroda Takeru