By Arwen O'Reilly Griffith
Photos by Yoshisato Komaki
Mika Aoki’s glass-blown sculptures seem otherworldly, until you look more closely. Then you realize how very tied to this world they are: inspired by mold spores, viruses, plants, life, and death, the clear glass simultaneously makes abstract concepts concrete and vanishes before our very eyes. Born in Hokkaido, Japan, Aoki now lives in London, where she is learning English and studying at the Royal College of Art.