Art by Etsuko Ichikawa
Being a frequent visitor to The Davidson Gallery in Seattle’s Pioneer Square, I am always delighted by their thought-provoking curations. My visit during the exhibition of Etsuko Ichikawa’s work was no exception. I stood transfixed watching her “paint” with molten glass in the film 2100° | 451° that accompanied her prints. You can watch that film at The Anthropologist.
To fully appreciate her art, you must engage with her process, as she dances, as fluid as the fiery glass that tempts the surface of the paper, touches down, sets it aflame, and pulls away. Hers is an art that merges mediation, movement and different forms of matter and media.