Delicate cast glass incorporated with solid concrete distinguishes the work of Junichiro Baba. As light passes through the solid glass pieces, the simple transition between light and shadow is revealed.
Baba received his BA degree from Tokyo University and his MFA degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology (NY). He has exhibited extensively in the Japan and the United States including the Mint Museum of Craft + Design (NC) and the Tucson Museum of Art (AZ). His work is in the collections of The Museum of American Glass (NJ), Tokyo Glass Art Institute (Japan), and the Wallace Library (NY).
“Where I grew up, the space around me was geometrically divided by man-made structures forcing nature to the perimeter. My sculptures are strongly influenced by this artificial structured society as I remember it. The synergy created by the contrast between nature and man inspires my work.”