Rui Sasaki, Subtle Intimacy inside the Portland Japanese Garden’s Pavilion Gallery. Photo: Joseph Gallivan.
Subtle Intimacy: Here And There
Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, OR - To Jun 12
Glass artist Rui Sasaki takes into account place, history, people, plants and weather as she works in kiln-shaped glass with Bullseye Studio. She has sandwiched plants in glass to make luminescent tiles and plates that capture the ghostly image of the burned-out stems and leaves, plus the random bubbles where gases collected. Sasaki is the first artist-in-residence of the garden-affiliated Japan Institute. The artist’s home is in Kanazawa, Japan, as gray and rainy as Portland, so expect some sympa- thetic shimmering from this self-confessed pluviophile (rain lover).