To save on shipping and take in a little cul-cha, Jean and I decided to personally deliver the order and check out the current exhibits.
Prepare to be hypnotized by this video by Etsuko Ichikawa. It shows her process of drawing with molten glass on paper.
Traces of the Molten State from Etsuko Ichikawa on Vimeo.
It's tempting for me to use this paragraph to discuss the appeal of the organic forms resulting from such an elemental process - but I think I'd take away from the work. It's badass that she draws with liquid fire, but when the results are stunning and grand and meditative and calligraphic and visceral and remind me how much I dig skilled mark making in drawing - how can I not share a few words that come to mind?