Friday, July 29, 2011

Etsuko Ichikawa

Etsuko Ichikawa at work (source). Found via Josephine.

Poetic and beautiful, watching Etsuko Ichikawa drawing on paper with molten glass to create abstract work is almost a spiritual experience.

"The yin to Etsuko Ichikawa's soft-spoken, introspective yang is fiery, molten glass.

Handling it while aglow at 2100°F, she loops, stretches and presses the smoking mass of lava atop paper to create abstract drawings known as pyrographs.

Filmmaker Alistair Banks Griffin captures the dramatic choreography of Ichikawa's art in this short film for the Anthropologist."

See more of her work here, and hear her talk of the process here.


Josephine said...

Glad you like it! And I agree with you - watching her at work is an almost spiritual experience.

Rare Autumn said...

Watching her work truly adds an extra layer/dimension to the finished work I think... Glad to have found it (through you) :)