'To Be Decayed I'
"Glassblowing is the one of essential parts of my art practice. It is labor intensive, and I need to have good communications with people who help me. However, I have a trauma to create works which involve huge help from others. The feeling could be a pressure to ask my needs, or I am simply scared how others react to me. This emotion motivated looking for the feeling I have toward people. I created the human figures with flameworking, then I used it as a core of crystal glowing. The process was happening in my studio, and I was drawn into the feeling of loneliness when I was observing the crystal. It is a spiky and fragile protection of myself, and hides my inner emotion from others."
- Rinoi Imada, Glass MFA student