Inazaki Eriko b.1972
The immediate impression of Inazaki’s ceramic work is that of an organic creature or substance as if it is breathing in and out. And yet the artist has no concrete image or motif that she is visualizing but merely weaves the clay with constant repetitions of building up the clay parts in minute details without any pre-planning how the final shape turns out. The micrometric clay dots are hand-built and being composed to become a larger whole as if they have their own inevitability. It seems that the work is achieved under the artist’s strong magical spell to make small microcosmic clay details into a more substantial and macrocosmic universe without knowing how being managed.