Fiat Lux

Rusty Thought

Put together effortlessly but perfectly, we discovered & started following Ryo long ago. Though it was only recently that we saw how well his work would fit in to our shop. For the pieces he creates are personal and quietly evocative, as if he'd reached into the back of his mind & made something conceptual perfectly tangible, like the beginning of an idea, not quite fully formed in the mind's eye but still all there. Living and working in Tokyo, Ryo's work blends ancient techniques (ohaguro: teeth blackening from Kabuki theatre & shippoyaki: the Japanese version of enameling) with a modern Japanese minimalist sensibility.