Etsuko Ichikawa is an artist born in Tokyo who currently resides in Seattle. She went to art school in Japan and in Seattle. She has been producing her multi-media art ever since she went independent in 2003. Ichikawa’s work has been exhibited in various shows and museums internationally. She is actively involved in several groups for environmental awareness as well as a grassroots relief group dedicated to supporting those affected by the aftermath of the most recent Japan earthquakes. Etsuko’s pieces are quite large and she stands on top of them as she creates them by pulling, pushing, and swirling molten glass across a surface, creating organic burn marks. The artist chooses specific materials and methods to create what she calls “art opportunities” in which people can explore and discover her pieces on their own and become aware of whatever meaning or purpose comes to them from the piece. See her beautiful art below!
Watch this entrancing video of Ichikawa’s process here.
Visit the artist’s website!