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The Australian National University

Masahiro Asaka

2008
Workshop: Glass

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

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