Niyoko Ikuta’s glass sculptures are expressions of various feelings that are brought together with laminated glass sheets in dynamic forms.
Japanese artist Niyoko Ikuta has been experimenting with layered glass since the 1980s. Each sheet of glass is hand-cut and then laminated using adhesives. The layered characteristics of the artwork together with the fluid forms generate a dynamic perception. The glass sculptures look different from various angles, making them unique in every view.
The artist defines her work as follows: “My motifs are derived from feelings of gentleness and harshness, fear, limitless expansion experienced through contact with nature, images from music, ethnic conflict, the heart affected by joy and anger, and prayer.” Her conceptual approach allows for dynamism and tension at the same time with their geometric sequences.
Photography: © Niyoko Ikuta