Rui Sasaki is a Japanese glass artist who has been creating stunning sculptures for over 15 years. The artist has made several unique sculptures over the years. Still, her Liquid Sunshine piece is one of the most spectacular: a sequence of brilliant glass bubbles that emit light as a visitor enters the space.
“How can I picture sunlight in glass?” the artist wondered as she worked on her artwork. Rui was interested in capturing sunlight with phosphorescent glass since she didn’t receive much of it in Toyama. “Living in a foggy atmosphere taught me how important sunlight is for my mental and physical health,” the artist stated. Each bubble is powered by a solarium light that turns off when a person enters the room, leaving just the glass orbs to illuminate the space. After then, as the light fades, the area gradually darkens.
The Liquid Sunshine work by Japanese artist Rui Sasaki consists of a series of sparkling glass spheres.
Rui said in a recent interview that roaming from place to place when doing her works is crucial to her because it allows her to uncover nuance that she would otherwise miss in her everyday life, as well as to re-know and re-notice who she is by being aware of her surroundings.
“Glass is the most important medium for me to investigate the notion of absence and presence, as well as the phenomena of transparency and reflection,” the artist explains.
According to the artist, one of her sculptures might take a month to three years to create.
“I want to draw attention to the moment when I realize who I am in this universe of empty and lifeless space,” the artist adds. The eerie becomes a valuable tool in her work, allowing her to rediscover her true memories from the buried and forgotten ones.
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