We’ve been abusing nature and our planet for far too long. And it’s not going to end well, according to 29-year old artist Yui Ishibashi who depicts small, vulnerable human figures that are succumbing to the forces of nature. In many instances her sculptures, which are made using a vast array of materials like wood, resin, clay, wire and paint, depict humanoid forms being overcome by vegetation either from the outside or from within. And as the facial expressions suggest, this is not a pleasant affair.
Ishibashi is a graduate of Tama Art University (Tamabi) and recently staged her first solo exhibition in Tokyo. You can see her work in February (2014) at a group exhibition at Gallery Q.
“Dream of 10 billion years” (2012)