Etsuko Ichikawa: drawing with glass

Monday, 18 July 2011

Artist Etsuko Ichikawa uses molten glass, kiln-heated to 2100°F, to create abstract patterns and drawings. Ichikawa explains: "It is a way of capturing a fleeting moment and eternalizing it, and it gives the viewer the opportunity to see a gesture".

The dramatic nature of her creative process means that the act of drawing is itself a kind of choreography. Watch a video of the process, filmed by Alistair Banks Griffin for The Anthropologist, here.