KEIKO MUKAIDE In recent years, Mukaide’s works often reflects her Japanese roots, respect to nature and truth to the material always in her creating process. ‘Dawn’ is a further development from her dichroic glass panel series, she tried to create an extra depth in it. The inspiration from oriental landscape, the layer of clouds or mountain-like forms often can be seen in traditional Japanese and Chinese painting. New developments are scorched recycled books corroborated with Mark Powell that have been shown at ‘React-Reflect-Respond’ exhibition in Perth Museum & Art Gallery in early this year. The scorching process gave the wood grain texture to the books, it suggests the origin of books and the regeneration. The elements of glass and metal are symbols of hope.
Keiko Mukaide log with orange bud paper & glass 42
Gallery TEN presents 30 glass makers from the UK and beyond