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Hand-Blown Glass Swells Around Steel Armature in Katie Stout’s Bubbly Lamps

“Cotton Candy Venus” (2024), glass and steel, 22.5 x 11 x 10.5 inches. All images courtesy of the artist and Nina Johnson, Miami, shared with permission Artist Katie Stout blurs the line between utilitarian objects and sculptures, creating chandeliers, chairs, tables, and other functional designs bearing her signature ornamental aesthetic. Using a wide range of […]

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Tender Interactions Emerge from Wood in Fumiya Watanabe’s Delicate Sculptures

Photos by Sayumi. All images © Fumiya Watanabe, shared with permission “My work is like a diary, like a poem,” says Fumiya Watanabe, who translates daily experiences and emotions into poignant wooden sculptures. Based in Gifu, Japan, the artist studied wood carving during university, then later with a master Inami artisan. Honing a technical understanding of […]