Gallery: Mika Aoki Crafts Hauntingly Beautiful Glass Sculptures Inspire...

Japanese artist Mika Aoki brings to light a world of microscopic organisms, solidified and illuminated in her exceptional blown glass sculptures. Drawing inspiration from spores, mold, fungi, viruses, and sex cells, she explores the concepts of life and death through the lens of the lab. “My inspirations come from observations and conversations with scientists,” Aoki says of her work. Erupting from syringes or sprouting up atop dismantled cars, her "singing glass" sculptures remind us that we share our planet with forms that are both invisible and remarkable.

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