Masahiro Asaka

I am compelled by nature’s creation and the tension people create with the natural environment.  With my objects, I am not looking to make political statements about the environment.  Rather, through the raw qualities of the material glass I am seeking to express qualities of fragility, strength, illumination and power as a metaphor for man’s relationship with the natural world.

I am looking not only at the transparency and the beauty of glass, but also its fragility and the ambiguity it presents when its mass appears to be light. I also want to combine the feeling that I draw from glass with the notions of energy and gravity which are the fundamental elements for glass to be formed.

Masahiro Asaka

Surge, 2008, cast and coldworked glass
Bachelor of Visual Arts

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