The Singing Glass Series by Mika Aoki Takes a Scientific Turn

 - May 9, 2012
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The Singing Glass series is comprised of otherworldly sculptures, which appear to have been plucked from the set of a science fiction film set. The glass material has been given an alienesque treatment. The glass looks like crystallized organic materials. Nevertheless, the Singing Glass 'creatures' are found interacting with scientific tools and even the occasional earthly object. Tugging at imaginations, the Singing Glass series encourages people to pretend that aliens have landed.

On a more realistic note, the Singing Glass series explores the dichotomous nature of medium's solidity and fragility. According to the Japanese designer Mika Aoki, "Unless light shines on it, we can’t confirm the existence of it because it is transparent. But once the light shines on it, glass truly emanates a special presence."