The Glass Prize 2017
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YOSHIKO OKADA

Name of Work:"Transition"
Third Line:Bullseye Glass Artists 2020

"Transition"

This work is based on the famous painting called ‘Ophelia’ which I am inspired by and is painted by the British artist Sir John Everett Millais. I wanted to created an expression of this painting. I think that her hidden feelings, emotions, and memories had started to make her feel like she was apart from her body. For me it is almost like a boat floating down the river, taking her memories on another journey elsewhere. The trailing dress of 'Ophelia' is composed of leaves/ boats of simple beauty, however in this piece the boats transform into little battleships at the end of her dress. This is a sort of symbolism of the soft femine beauty being transformed into hard male aggressiveness of the warships. This I believe is a new fairly common transformation in these current times as women are pushed to compete as and with men in the competitive arena of life, work and more. Thus the transformation of the lost soul into a more combative personna.

Type of glass used: Bullseye frit

Type of kiln used: Stanton

France

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