Mika Aoki’s Eerie Glass Lifeforms
Mika Aoki’s amazing glass sculptures: a material of a transparent nature and completely meaningless.
From the first sight, Mika Aoki’s glass-blown sculptures seem to be out of an imaginary spiritual world, until you just look at them more closely. But Instead, they are tied to this world more than you could ever imagine: inspired by mold spores, viruses, plants, life and death: the clear glass eventually makes abstract concepts concrete and vanishes before our very eyes.
Aoki always had a special interest in things, that can’t always be seen with the naked eye, unless you have a proper lightening, which is why she chose glass as a subject of her study: a material of a transparent nature and at the same time, completely meaningless.
To create a new piece, She often visits laboratories get a dose of inspiration and knowledge, working with scientists on her upcoming art project. For her installations Mika makes works of art, that eventually connects both physical and mental senses, which represents a battle between humans and the nature, material and spiritual, solidity and fragility, life and its end. Weird and innocent, Aoki’s installations inspire the same curiosity and wonder that experience scientists while seeking, explaining and exploring the world around us.
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