BW Threads


Blown Glass

17h x 14w x 14d in
43.18h x 35.56w x 35.56d cm

As an artist who lives with bipolar disorder, Kazuki Takizawa uses glass as a means to explore his inner reality and de-stigmatize 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.