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Rui Sasaki, 33rd Rakow Commission Recipient

Hear from artist Rui Sasaki about her work Liquid Sunshine/I am a Pluviophile, the 33rd Rakow Commission. Sasaki's recent works address the weather, drawing viewers’ attention to the subtle qualities of sunshine and rain and the emotional states they provoke.

Liquid Sunshine/I am a Pluviophile
Rui Sasaki (Japanese, born 1984)
Made in Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan, 2018
Blown glass with phosphorescent material, full-spectrum UV lights, motion detector
2018.6.2, 33rd Rakow Commission

Inaugurated in 1986 by The Corning Museum of Glass, the Rakow Commission supports the development of new works of art in glass. This program, which provides $25,000 each year, is made possible through the generosity of the late Dr. and Mrs. Leonard S. Rakow, who were Museum Fellows, friends, and benefactors of the Museum. Each commissioned work is added to the Museum's collection.

Special thanks to Kanazawa Utatsuyama Kogei Kobo Director: Nobuhisa Kawamoto, Assistant Director: Jun Murakami Toyama City Institute of Glass Art President: Shigeru Hosokawa, Head Professor: Jin Hongo Kanazawa Makiyama Glass Workshop President: Yasuhiro Tokuno, Staff: Kota Tokiwa Notojima Glass Art Museum Director: Kuniaki Kitagawa, Chief Curator: Seiko Yoneda Assistants: Ayaha Fujiwara, Kota Tokiwa, Kazuma Tominaga, Anna Tokiwa, Ayako Sagiya.