How Light Reflects – Glass Sculpture by Japanese Artist Yukako Kojima
Sometimes you’re instantly grabbed by a series of works, and this is exactly what happened here when I came across this selection of truly amazing works by Japanese glass artist Yukako Kojima. Not only are they captivating, they’re also very complex and pull your eye to different parts of the sculpture thanks to the way that they reflect light.
Currently Yukako resides in Toyama, a city in Japan which is known for its glasswork. Here there are many artists that work by hand, either as a glassblower or by layering the glass and placing it in a special kiln. Yukako builds her work in a way that a designer would, constructing the panels and combining them to make wonderful works of art that are abstract and geometric.
What struck me was the illusions that she’s able to create,, which is mainly thanks to user use of colour. As a designer myself, I find it really hard to manipulate colour in a meaningful way, but Yukako has been able to use it in a way that adds to the piece and creates her own aesthetic. Here’s a few of my favourite pieces from her, but I recommend viewing more on her website linked below. Enjoy.