Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Anthropologist - Etsukp Ichikawa, Into The Fire

The yin to Etsuko Ichikawa's soft-spoken, introspective yang is fiery, molten glass. Handling it while aglow at 2100°F, she loops, stretches and presses the smoking mass of lava atop paper to create abstract drawings known as pyrographs. Filmmaker Alistair Banks Griffin captures the dramatic choreography of Ichikawa's art in this short film for the Anthropologist. Watch the captivating video. [I tried to upload it but it just didn't fit neatly in this space.]