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.