Ikuta Niyoko, Twisted Waves of Glass

I’ve been to Bristol Museum with friends today and one of the highlights was a creation by Ikuta Niyoko. ‘Ku (Free Essence 32)’, is made from thin slices of laminated glass joined together to make it three dimensional. Niyoko  begins by drawing to capture an emotion and explore Buddhist concepts, as well as the complex reflections an refractions of light.

I hope you enjoy this work as much as I did, do you agree that it’s a good example of ‘Twist’? I think it fits well for this weeks Photo Challenge. Click an image for a  larger view.

You can join in at http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/twist/





32 thoughts on “Ikuta Niyoko, Twisted Waves of Glass

    1. Ahh Julia I go once or twice a year and you would love the friends I meet. You can still see the work though, I think it’s a permanent piece – on the 2nd floor stairway I think it was!

  1. Glass is so fascinating. I live a couple of hours away from the Corning Museum of Glass in New York State, we’ve gone down numerous times and there is always something new and interesting to see.

  2. So beautiful and that first shot is stunning! I hadn’t noticed before enlarging since the others drew me in more in the smaller format. Niyoko’s work with evocative and exquisite…thank you for sharing it.

  3. Reblogged this on Elizabeth Weaver and commented:
    I love both the source of Niyoko’s sculptures and how glass plays with light and evokes emotion. Please enlarge the first photo for a sense of how stunning this work truly is.

  4. it is always so amazing when something hard and solid can appear so fluid and soft. kind of reminds me of Michelangelo’s sculptures made of marble transformed into life-like personas.
    this glass looks gorgeous, and it i perfect for the challenge. thanks for sharing.

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