Biomorphic porcelain sculptures
Ikuko Iwamoto’s work is influenced by the microscopic world, and she is infatuated with cells, spores, and pollens. Iwamoto’s Tactile Ceramics are simultaneously ordinary and extraordinary in nature. They are vehicles to make visible an invisible, microscopic realm. According to the artist, her art conveys a world “of intricacy and detail, of mathematical pattern and organic chaos, of beauty and repulsion.” Although her previous conception of porcelain was cool and sharp, she found that porcelain could be rendered to have a smooth and warm quality in order to convey these influences in her sculpture.
Contact: Ikuko Iwamoto, Wakayama, Japan.
For more information, see Transmaterial 2: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment