Hijiri Yahagi’s series of life-sized ceramic figure puppets boast cracked surfaces symbolizing the hardships of this life journey.
Ceramic, Wood, Rope, Steel, Copper, Brass
Yahagi explores the human experience of carrying physical and emotional scars – how they help make us who we are.
According to the artist, the puppet strings are metaphors for both the connections and restraints of our world.
Beautiful. Haunting. Thought Provoking.
Hijiri Yahagi’s website
Looking for a way to express feelings of homesickness and a long-held desire to belong, Rachel Blair created a collection of jewelry focused on the idea of a ‘sense of place’.
Restricted Deep Yellow Brooch
Exploring the psychology of attachment to a place and its memories, the recent graduate of Glasgow School of Art used silver and gold frames to capture hand dyed, tension set wound papers and ink stained tape tightly wound around metal frames.
Bound Brooch, ink stained tape, white metal, copper
Work in progress
“The sensitivity of the fragile papers held in by pressure and tension; create an uneasiness and sadness, although aesthetically beautiful in muted tones of blue and green.”
Rachel Blair is one to watch. . .I look forward to her next collection.
Rachel Blair’s website
The UK’s Jenny Ayrton tries to see the world from the perspective of her young daughter as she creates domestic scenes, capturing miniature wonderlands in molten glass.
Autumn Bike Ride
Ayrton describes her work as tiny stages – sets that allow the viewer to project their own story. I love this!
Rotary Washing Line
She creates the sculptures, made of sandcasted glass with metal inclusions, by making tiny, delicate wire and metal mesh scenes, encasing the wire model between two layers of hot glass.
Feeding The Ducks
Watch the video to see more about her process.
Jenny Ayrton’s website