has a Master degree of art, from Nara University of Education, Japan
jewelery making at Hiko Mizuno College Of Jewelery, Japan and at the
Munich-Academy of Fine Art, Germany. She has been exhibited worldwide,
are represented in several museums and collections.
SHADOW AND A PARALLEL WORLD
Nature has always been a common topic for many artists in Sweden, much
contemporary art, design and jewelry has drawn influences from nature.
We find elements of growing, life, science, history, humor and a lot
more. Mari Ishikawa is born in Kyoto, Japan but lives and works in Munich,
Germany. What is her picture of the nature? Does her work differ from
what we have seen in Sweden? She describes the world we see as a part
of the entire reality which is composed of many worlds existing simultaneously,
side by side. What we see is a parallel world to something else that
we are able to reach if we open our eyes and heart.
shape of plants attracts me. Their perfection surprises me.
For whom and why are they so beautiful?
The green colour of plants is mysterious. This is because we can't dye
anything green using plants, even though they are green by themselves.
Their colour can't be preserved. Green is a colour of an illusion, and
only where life is.
Under the moonlight they show me profound, various grey.
They are just there and gone soon.
I try to resist this vanishing and keep the memories.
- Mari Ishikawa