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Blown Glass

14h x 11w x 11d in
35.56h x 27.94w x 27.94d cm

As an artist who lives with bipolar disorder, Kazuki Takizawa uses glass as a means to explore his inner reality and
destigmatize mental illness. With an aim to give the invisible shape, Takizawa crafts elaborate vessels and installations,
each with a unique story. Universally rooted in a dialogue around mental health, his work examines broad themes such as
attaining minimalism among chaos as well as his personal narratives around the topic of living with bipolar
disorder and suicide prevention. Takizawa has traveled to numerous communities in and outside the US to share his work
and act as an advocate for mental illness. His practice offers an uncommon and inclusive space to increase awareness and
start a conversation.