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Six Wing Lilac Roller | Sculptures by Kazuki Takizawa / KT Glassworks | River House Arts in Toledo
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Six Wing Lilac Roller - Sculptures

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Container Series Sculpture by Kazuki Takizawa
Blown Glass
21"H x 8.5"W x 8.5"D

In this series of blown glass sculptures, Takizawa morphs elements found in nature with forms seen in historical Venetian style glassware. These pieces are intended as a container for one’s unique personality and emotions.

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Kazuki Takizawa / KT Glassworks
Meet the Creator
Wescover creator since 2020
As an artist who lives with bipolar disorder, Kazuki Takizawa uses glass as a means to explore his inner reality and destigmatize mental illness. In an aim to give the invisible shape, Takizawa crafts elaborate vessels and installations, each with a unique story. Universally rooted in a dialogue around mental health, his series examines broad themes such as attaining minimalism among chaos as well as personal narratives around family, and his individual challenges. Takizawa has traveled to numerous communities in and outside the US to share his work and act as an advocate for mental illness. His practice offers an uncommon and inclusive space to increase awareness and start a conversation.

Takizawa is a Japanese glass artist based in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a BFA in glass art in 2010 and currently owns and runs a glassblowing studio called KT Glassworks.